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Netanyahu and Obama long way apart over Middle East peace plans | The Guardian

Barack Obama failed to resolve the rift with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu over the Middle East peace process after lengthy talks at the White House, with both leaders publicly acknowledging differences over the 1967 border and other outstanding issues.

Netanyahu rejected outright Obama’s public backing in a speech on Thursday for an Israeli-Palestinian deal based on the border that existed before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Read more here: Netanyahu and Obama long way apart over Middle East peace plans | World news | The Guardian.

More analysis:

Barack Obama’s speech on the Middle East was a belated response to extraordinary events over which the US has so far exercised precious little influence.

The president lavished praise on the spirit of people power that has animated this year’s “Arab spring” but also made clear that direct US involvement in the region would remain selective.

Read more here: Barack Obama signals selective US response to ‘Arab spring’ | Ian Black | World news | The Guardian.

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