Obama Calls on Netanyahu, Abbas to Restart Peace Negotiations

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In New York today, President Obama sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Even before the meeting began, he sounded a note of frustration, calling on both leaders to "summon the will to break the deadlock that has trapped generations of Israelis and Palestinians in an endless cycle of conflict and suffering" He said that success "depends on all sides acting with a sense of urgency." Ben Smith is senior political writer at Politico.




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