Meetings

Obama, Bibi Split on Tactics

How went President Obama’s meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday? The two met for over two hours—more than twice the scheduled time—but “remained divided on issues such as the future of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Palestinians' right to statehood, and whether the Palestinian issue should take priority over concerns about Iran developing nuclear weapons,” reports The Wall Street Journal. Netanyahu said he would engage in peace talks with the Palestinians immediately, though refused to say “two states” during the meeting. Netanyahu also offered to crackdown on settlers in the West Bank if Palestinians also cracked down on militants. And with regards to Iran, President Obama insisted he wanted a “clear timetable at which point we say, these talks aren't making any progress."