August 10th, 2011
05:09 PM ET

Obama speakes to Israeli PM

The White House just released an uneventful readout of a phone call today between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two leaders spoke about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process, where little progress has been made in recent months.

The phone call comes almost a year after President Obama assembled Middle East leaders at the White House to help kick-start face-to-face Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and nearly 6 months after the regional playing field was drastically altered by the forced resignation of longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is currently standing trial in his home country for ordering the killing of anti-government protesters.

Per the White House, here's what the two leaders talked about:

President Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today to consult on regional issues and efforts to achieve Middle East peace. The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for U.S. support for Israel’s security, in particular the Iron Dome short-range rocket and mortar defense system. The two leaders agreed to continue to work closely together to address common security concerns.


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  1. Mycology

    God Bless America, God Bless Israel, God bless all free peoples and people who desire freedom for themselves and others around them. Western civilization will survive, as long as we do not abandon the pinnacle of Western Civilization, Israel.

    To cede our holiest (our being Christians and Jews) places to islam would be a grave mistake, as proven many many times before in the past with churches / synagogues being destroyed, and being proven now all over the muslim world as Christians suffer islamic oppression, and jews face genocide at the hands of islam.

    We MUST NOT sacrifice Israel on the blood altar of islam, it will not pacify or appease them, but embolden and strengthen them in their cause. Stand with Israel, stand with humanity.

    August 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
  2. Mkeey

    And now the Israelis are systematically killing the Palestinians. Putting these people in a Big open prison and systematically disowning them their lands. The Israelis should know better and comprehend that any atrocity against a people is a crime against humanity and we in this world would not accept such attitudes. The world shall come together in the united nation and speak in a voice and deny Israel the rights to misuse international laws and punish a people. I don't want to be misunderstood and I want to be clear about the fact that throwing rockets at Israel from the Palestinian area is what I categorically denounce and we should also not make mistakes about the fats that building illegal settlement in Palestinian area is just as much preposterous and perils the complete existence of the whole Palestinians. The world community has told Israel many a times to stop he settlement building and many a times has Israel ignored the international community Settlement building in Palestinian area has up to this blessed moment not stopped. I don't understand a country that calls itself democratic and civilized society using the same instruments of ignorance to peril and terrorize the world community just like Iran and North Korea are doing. If Israel really wants peace then the settlement building must stop and Israel must return to the boundaries of 1967. Claiming the boundary of 1967 alone is a deal that is even not fair but that is always the price of a war.

    August 13, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  3. mark

    I just played on you tube a 2008 clip where Obama says in a speech that Jeruselum is Israels capitol. Obama is a rebid anti semite and no friend of the only Democracy in the Middle east. His hatred of Jews is so bad that he aligns himself with Extreme Islam.

    August 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm |