Netanyahu and Obama meet

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, May 20, 2011. Obama’s call for Israel to give Palestinians territory it has occupied since 1967 stunned Netanyahu and pushed the leaders’ thawing relationship back into the freezer. (REUTERS/Jim Young) via GatewayPundit

Netanyahu and Obama meet: harmonious picture, blunt disagreement

A day after Obama’s Middle East policy address, Netanyahu tells the president that Israel ‘cannot go back to the 1967 lines.’ In their ‘prolonged’ conversation, the leaders sought points of agreement.

Howard LaFranchi
The Christian Science Monitor

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought Friday to smooth over the tensions that burst open a day earlier as a result of new ground Mr. Obama staked out for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Despite the harmonious picture the two leaders offered in a joint media appearance at the White House, neither side claimed that deep differences were surmounted in what Obama called a “prolonged and extremely useful conversation.”

Mr. Netanyahu quickly rejected the US president’s endorsement – made during his Middle East speech at the State Department on Thursday – of starting with Israel’s pre-1967 borders as the basis for negotiating final territory lines with the Palestinians.

Israel “cannot go back to the 1967 lines,” the Israeli leader said. “Those lines are indefensible.”…

The article continues at The Christian Science Monitor. H/T RI 9/12 Project

At Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal, Progressives Urge Obama to Dump Israel, by Cliff Kincaid.

Medea Benjamin/ Photo

Unofficial Obama adviser Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink, organized a small demonstration in Washington, D.C. this week to demand that the U.S. terminate military aid to Israel. “Not one nickel. Not one dime. We won’t pay for Israel’s crimes,” Benjamin led the demonstration in the anti-Israel chants. One protester from the Washington, D.C. Green Party said the U.S. and Israel were terrorist governments…

Analyzing the Body Language of Netanyahu, Obama Meeting

Body Language Expert Joe Navarro explains what the body language of Netanyahu and Obama at their meeting means about how they are feeling.

H/T Quahog Campaigner

Netanyahu Rejects Obama’s Misguided Radical Mideast Plan Right to His Face at GatewayPundit:

…Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Barack Obama’s pro-Hamas Mideast plan today right to his face.

Reuters reported:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he was prepared to make compromises to peace but he rejected President Barack Obama’s proposal that Israel return to its 1967 borders.

Obama and Netanyahu met at the White House a day after the U.S. president endorsed a longstanding Palestinian demand on the borders for their future state.

In remarks to reporters in the Oval Office, Obama said he had reiterated the principles he had laid out on Thursday.

Both men acknowledged differences between their positions.

Obama could care less about the Israelis.

After all, they’re an ally. Here’s the video–

Also at GatewayPundit, Hamas Responds to Obama’s Anti-Israel Speech: We Will Not Recognize Israel Under Any Circumstance.

Related… 71% of Americans say a Middle East peace agreement must recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Obama doesn’t quite understand this yet.

At RightWire: Obama: Hey, Israel, Those Territorial Assurances Were From Bush Not Me

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