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St. Louis Jewish Light

President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 13, 2012.

Peres calls for renewed peace talks in medal ceremony

JTA REPORT June 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres called for a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians. “Israel and the Palestinians are ripe today to restart” peace talks,...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama meet March 5, 2012 in the White House Oval Office to discuss coordinating policy on Iran.

White House: Obama didn’t discuss bunker busters with Netanyahu

By Daniel Treiman, JTA March 9, 2012

A White House spokesman denied reports that President Obama promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bunker-buster bombs and refueling planes that could help in a military strike against Iran. "In meetings the president had there was no such...

Obama to address AIPAC conference

JTA February 21, 2012

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will address the annual AIPAC policy conference. Obama will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference on March 4, his spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday. The address comes a day before Obama's meeting...

White House describes ‘progress’ in Jordan talks

JTA January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration heralded progress in Israeli-Palestinian talks held under Jordanian auspices. "We believe that those talks offer the parties a real opportunity to make meaningful progress towards peace," White House spokesman Jay...

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