(CNN) - President Barack Obama talked with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a call Tuesday night about the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program, according to a White House statement.
Obama placed the call to Netanyahu, a senior administration official told CNN.FULL STORY
Jerusalem (CNN) – Warning that a nuclear-capable Iran would lead to war, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday pledged to support “any and all measures” to keep Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.
During what his campaign billed as a major foreign policy speech in Jerusalem, Romney said he hoped economic and diplomatic steps would deter the Islamic republic from pursuing the ability to develop nuclear weapons - but “no option should be excluded.”
(CNN) – President Barack Obama, if elected to a second term, would visit Israel, something he has not done since taking office-according to Obama campaign aides.
In a conference call with reporters Monday, Colin Kahl, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East, said "we can expect him to visit Israel in a second term should he be elected."
(CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to Israel this summer to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his presidential campaign confirmed Monday.
Romney will already be overseas in late July to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
(CNN) - A woman was removed from the House Chamber by U.S Capitol Police Tuesday after interrupting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress.
Police escorted her out of the chamber and she was heard screaming "equal rights for Palestine" loudly on the third floor of the Capitol outside the chamber.
Washington (CNN) –Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday firmly rejected President Barack Obama's call for a return to the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, telling the U.S. leader that such a move is impossible in light of current security concerns and demographic realities.
Listen: Candy Crowley and Bob Costantini talk Obama-Middle East and the GOP's Help Wanted attitude:
The two leaders pledged to work together, however, in the pursuit of a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
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Washington (CNN) - Potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee scored a sit down Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Huckabee, whose visit to the country comes only days after potential-rival Mitt Romney made a similar foray to the powerful United States ally, tweeted a photo of himself meeting with the prime minister earlier Monday. Also along for the ride is actor and conservative activist Jon Voight.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Special Envoy George Mitchell in a trilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Secretary’s Office on Thursday. (PHOTO CREDIT: State Department Official Photograph)
Washington (CNN) – President Obama's Middle East peace initiative this week has led to promises of a second round of negotiations on September 14-15, but CNN has learned that Israeli and Palestinian officials are also privately discussing the possibility of a third round of talks as early as later this month.
Two senior officials close to the talks said Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are already discussing a possible third round of talks because both sides are concerned about the impact of Israel's 10-month moratorium on Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank that expires on September 26th.
The goal is to pick up some momentum coming out of the September 14-15 talks, which Obama's Special Middle East Envoy George Mitchell announced Thursday in Washington after the first direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials in nearly two years.
(CNN) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet Friday with U.S. special envoy George Mitchell to advance direct talks next month with the Palestinians.