Israel praises Barack Obama speech to Muslims

Haaretz reports U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration reached out to Israel following his speech yesterday addressing the Muslim world. Speaking in Germany today, Obama said the “moment is now” for pushing forward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The article adds that senior White House officials told Haaretz that “there is no crisis in our relationship with Israel, and we will succeed in reaching understandings on the matter of settlements,” which has been reported as a source of discord between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel’s government, for its part, praised Obama’s speech to Muslims but said that Israel’s security was its primary concern. 

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