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March 24th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Obama, Netanyahu meet behind closed doors

(CNN) – It's being called a moment of truth for Mideast peace, a meeting that could set the tone for the next three years or more.

President Obama sat down for a long, hard talk with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Our Jill Dougherty reports on one of the most tense times between the two allies.


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  1. chuck copeland

    Tell me again why we need Isreal? I know they really need us. No matter what they do we back them u, right or wrong. Why can't everybody just get along. We are all just people.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  2. Melissa Cantrell

    When they voted on that stupid bill that most of americans didn't want. Most thought it was going to be free .They deserve what they get and they should have to pay for their security guards out of their pockets not the tax payers.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  3. Paula

    Pertaining to the story about "Talk on the Train" – really, it doesn't get more real than 5 middle-aged white Republican guys on the LIRR??!! I hope that is just one segment of a series cause you might want to consider other trains and other groups of people.

    March 25, 2010 at 7:36 am |
  4. john bender

    what the isrealigov.is doing is pretty much the same as the german gov. did to them in the thirties take property without comp.no rights for the palestimians build where they want without cause

    March 25, 2010 at 7:33 am |
  5. Don Straub

    There currently exists a rift in U.S.-Israel relations. Jerusalem is at the center of the divide. The plans for construction in East Jerusalem involve areas already established. Building therein does not deny a possible peace accord. That is, unless the position supported is one that eradicates the Jewish presence. The Palestinians claim E. Jerusalem as their future capital. They also claim the entirety of Israel as theirs. The possible destruction of the Jewish state is at the core of the conflict. Netanyahu declared that Jerusalem is not a settlement, but Israel's capital. Tensions between our nations will continue, as long as the U.S. presses Israel to make concessions beyond its 'red lines.' The U.S. must alter its policies, not Israel.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  6. Don Straub

    There currently exists a rift, maybe even somewhat of a rupture, in U.S.-Israel relations. Israel is walking on egg shells as it tries to mend the situation. Jerusalem is at the center of the divide. The term "settlement" in East Jerusalem has a negative connotation that implies 'illegality.' The plans for construction involve areas already established. Building therein does not compromise a possible peace agreement. That is, unless the position being supported is one that eradicates the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as their future capital. They also claim the entirety of Israel as theirs. The possible destruction of the Jewish state underlies the Middle East struggles. Netanyahu declared that Jerusalem is not a settlement, but Israel's capital.Tensions between Israel and the U.S. will continue, as long as the U.S. administration presses Israel to make concessions which are beyond its 'red lines.' It is not Israel that must change, it is the U.S.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  7. EmmaJames

    The USA allows Iran to build a nuke bomb, but has a tizzy fit over Israel building housing–makes a lot of sense doesn't it?

    March 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm |