May 3rd, 2010
01:46 PM ET

Obama, Netanyahu talk peace process

President Barack Obama spoke by phone Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Middle East peace process, including how to get to direct peace talks "as soon as possible," the White House announced.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the 20-minute phone call discussed "how best to work together to achieve comprehensive peace in the Middle East, in particular by making full use of substantive proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians and transitioning to direct negotiations as soon as possible."

"They also discussed regional challenges, and the president reaffirmed his unshakable commitment to Israel's security," Gibbs said.

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  1. Bruce Craig Roter

    I wish all leaders in the region the courage and wisdom needed to forge a just and lasting peace.


    Bruce Craig Roter
    Composer of "A Camp David Overture (Prayer for Peace)
    Audio excerpt available on Youtube at

    May 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rudy

    Now that Obama showed the Netanyahu he was not going to bend over for him and his arrogant mentality it appears he is trying to walk a bit lighter when dealing with POTUS.

    Good for POTUS he has his way of putting folks like the PM in Place!

    May 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Toronto

    Well. record or no record. this young lady is a Champion.

    May 10, 2010 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |