Obama, To Push Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Will Meet With Netanyahu

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It’s now official! President Obama has set up a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the intent to push for an “Israeli/Palestinian Peace Plan.” before he closes his final term of his presidency. President Obama arrived in New York City on Sunday evening for three days that will mix election-year politics with a farewell to the world stage at the United Nations. But the visit comes against a suddenly tense backdrop, after a powerful explosion rocked a Manhattan street and a man claiming fealty to the Islamic State stabbed several people in a Minnesota shopping mall. The president’s diplomatic schedule also got more complicated. The White House announced Sunday that he would hold meetings at the United Nations with leaders from Israel and China. Both will be closely watched for signs of friction in relationships that have been marked by tension during Mr. Obama’s tenure. Read More