Sunday, May 22, 2011

Netanyahu Pleased With Obama's AIPAC Speech

Watch Obama's speech to AIPAC here.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's associates were satisfied by US President Barack Obama's clarifications during his address to pro-Israel lobby AIPAC in Washington, Sunday.

One of the associates told Ynet that the speech was "befitting," and that they were particularly pleased with Obama's clarifications about considering the 1967 borders as the basis for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, but not necessarily as the final ones.

Obama's statements regarding the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit and the need of Hamas to abandon terror and recognize Israel also went over well.

Netanyahu was also quoted as saying that he was "appreciative of the president's efforts to achieve peace. I'm his partner in that. I am determined to work with president Obama to find a way to reignite the peace process. Peace is a vital need for all of us." Read more at Ynet News
Footnote: Netanyahu addresses Congress May 24.