Obama phones Netanyahu to reaffirm ‘shared goal’ on Iran
November 24th, 2013
05:34 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama phones Netanyahu to reaffirm ‘shared goal’ on Iran

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to discuss the recent bilateral agreement that dials back Iran’s ability to work toward a nuclear weapon. Since the deal was announced on Saturday, Netanyahu has been a harsh critic of the plan.

Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman, said the call was aimed at ensuring Netanyahu knew that the United States “remains completely committed to closely consulting with Israel through this process.”
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Iran • President Obama
November 17th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
5 months ago

Netanyahu on Iran: ‘This is a bad deal’

(CNN) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning against the potential deal over Iran’s nuclear program between Tehran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, along with Germany,.

In an interview that aired Sunday morning on CNN's “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Netanyahu said that he prefers a diplomatic solution, but the framework of the current deal being floated will not work.
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Iran • TV-State of the Union
Obama, Netanyahu meeting comes with baggage
September 30th, 2013
01:42 AM ET
7 months ago

Obama, Netanyahu meeting comes with baggage

President Barack Obama once again finds himself in the middle of a high stakes, tension fraught meeting with a key leader from the Middle East.

Must be Monday.

Just days after a historic phone call between Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the U.S. president is scheduled to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House late Monday morning.

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Rubio, on Mideast trip, says Jerusalem is Israel's capital
February 20th, 2013
12:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio, on Mideast trip, says Jerusalem is Israel's capital

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio told Israeli leaders Wednesday he was glad President Barack Obama would be visiting the Jewish state this spring, and waded into the politically sensitive subject of Jerusalem's status as the capital of Israel.

Ahead of his meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, Rubio said of the city, "Of course the capital of your country but the spiritual capital of million around the world."
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Marco Rubio
On Israel trip, Obama to get medal
February 18th, 2013
10:59 AM ET
1 year ago

On Israel trip, Obama to get medal

(CNN) – When President Barack Obama visits Israel next month, he'll be awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction, Israeli President Shimon Peres' office announced Monday.

Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to receive the recognition, will be awarded the medal for making "a unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens," according to a release announcing the news.
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Obama to make first trip to Israel as president
February 5th, 2013
02:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to make first trip to Israel as president

(CNN) - President Barack Obama recently discussed an upcoming spring visit to Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed Tuesday in the daily press briefing.

While overseas, Obama will also visit the West Bank and Jordan "to continue his close work with Palestinian Authority officials and Jordanian officials," Carney added.
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Israel • Jay Carney • President Obama
Kerry gets started at State, speaks to Middle East leaders
February 3rd, 2013
04:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Kerry gets started at State, speaks to Middle East leaders

(CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with leaders from Israel and the Palestinian Authority, among others, during his first weekend on the job, according to a readout released by the State Department on Sunday.

The former senator from Massachusetts spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the country's recent elections and the Middle East peace process. He also talked to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about Israeli-Palestinian relations and vowed to continue efforts with Congress to send funds to the authority.
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What is the future of the Obama-Netanyahu relationship?
November 23rd, 2012
02:21 PM ET
1 year ago

What is the future of the Obama-Netanyahu relationship?

(CNN) - Amid the flurry of diplomatic congratulations over the maneuvering that led to a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas this week, the dual readouts of the roles played by President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contained some interesting language.

A written statement detailing the telephone conversation between the two after an agreement was reached included the usual language of maintaining the U.S. commitment to Israeli security. But the White House also said that Obama "commended the prime minister for agreeing to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal – which the president recommended the prime minister to do."

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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Israel • President Obama
Empty Oval Office featured in anti-Obama ad
October 4th, 2012
10:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Empty Oval Office featured in anti-Obama ad

(CNN) - The Oval Office sits empty while violence erupts in the Arab world in a new ad from the conservative group American Future Fund.

The ad cites reports that President Barack Obama has missed a significant number of his daily national security briefings. The White House spokesman disputed those reports after they were published in September - the distinction being in-person briefings versus the written presidential daily briefing.
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Filed under: 2012 • Benjamin Netanyahu • Iowa • President Obama • White House
Romney, Obama speak with Netanyahu
The White House released a photo of President Barack Obama speaking on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
September 28th, 2012
09:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Obama speak with Netanyahu

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone on Friday, the day after the Israeli leader publicly urged the international community to draw a "clear red line" with Iran over its suspected nuclear development program.

The White House released a statement on the president's phone call shortly after 1 p.m. ET. Obama's call with Netanyahu was more than 20 minutes, according to a senior administration official.
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Filed under: 2012 • Benjamin Netanyahu • Iran • Israel • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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