Group calling itself the Shura Council of the Mujahideen claims responsibility for firing rockets at #Israel today
#Iran’s Khamenei says not optimistic about nuclear talks with U.S. but not opposed
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faces a stony reception when he travels to the West Bank on Thursday for talks with Palestinian leaders who accuse him of letting Israel ride rough-shod over their dream of statehood.
Obama has said he will not bring any new initiatives to try to revive long-dormant peace talks and has instead come to Israel and the Palestinian territories for simple consultations.
#Obama just mentioned the word #Palestinians — something he did not do in his airport speech
U.S. ambassador to #Syria says so far no evidence to substantiate reports chemical weapons were used in Syria
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Making his first official visit to Israel, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday unwavering commitment to the security of the Jewish State where concern over a nuclear-armed Iran has clouded U.S.-Israeli relations.
He also stressed the need for Middle East peace at the start of a three-day trip, which is aimed at resetting strained relations with both the Israelis and Palestinians, but is not expected to provide new initiatives or substantial policy moves.
“Truth be told, they can’t stand each other,” Israeli Channel 10 commentator says as Obama’s plane comes to a halt by a waiting Netanyahu
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Israel on Wednesday without any new peace initiative to offer disillusioned Palestinians and facing deep Israeli doubts over his pledge to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
Making his first official visit here, Obama hopes to reset his often fraught relations with both the Israelis and Palestinians in a carefully choreographed three-day stay that is high on symbolism but low on expectations.