Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured) and US President Barack Obama held a low-key meeting at the White House Tuesday, while in Israel officials gave the green light to build 20 additional new homes for settlers in East Jerusalem.
REUTERS - U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Tuesday to ease strained ties but their talks yielded no sign of a breakthrough in the stalled Middle East peace process.
The meeting, unusually low profile for a visiting Israeli leader, was held a day after Netanyahu struck a defiant note in the face of fresh U.S. criticism of Jewish home construction in a part of the occupied West Bank annexed to Jerusalem.
"The Israeli public is more divided on Jerusalem than Netanyahu says"
Date created : 2010-03-24