Obama Sends Tough Message To Israel
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- President Barack Obama has sent what was termed a tough
message to Israel that demanded progress toward a Palestinian state as well
as restraint toward Syria.
Western diplomatic sources said Obama relayed the message to Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in late January 2013 after the latter's apparent
reelection. The sources said Obama warned Netanyahu against
a stalemate with the Palestinian Authority as well as any move that could
destabilize the Middle East.