Netanyahu Meets Obama, Claims Israel Wants Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told U.S. President Barack Obama that he remains committed to a two-state solution with the Palestinians. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Nov 9) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday affirmed his commitment to a two state solution with Palestinians to achieve Middle East peace during a meeting with President Barack Obama in which the two leaders sought to smooth over differences on Iran.

However, the White House said on Monday that the goal of a two-state solution between Palestinians and Israelis is not likely to be reached during Obama’s final months in office.

Obama, who hosted Netanyahu in the Oval Office, said he looked forward to hearing from the prime minister on how to reduce the violence with Palestinians and reiterated his position that Israel had the right to defend itself.

Obama said they would discuss implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, which Netanyahu opposed.

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