President Barack Obama: America’s support for Israel’s security is unprecedented. And the alliance between our nations has never been stronger.
Maggie: The president is hoping this visit to Israel will improve his relationship with Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. There have been tensions between the two leaders because of disagreements about how to solve the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
Netanyahu made it clear he was ready to move forward.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Let us sit down at the negotiating table. Let us put aside all preconditions. Let us work together to achieve the historic compromise that will end our conflict once and for all.
- To whom does it matter most that President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu come to an agreement aimed at solving the Israel-Palestinian conflict?
- Why does what happens in Israel have a widespread impact in the Middle East and beyond?