Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Peres: "No Space between Israel & US"

Israeli President Shimon Peres met with President Obama at the White House yesterday afternoon. The meeting occurred after the three day AIPAC meeting and Obama's downing of a Ray's Hell Burger. The Jerusalem Post reported:

US President Barack Obama called protecting Israel's security a "top priority" for the US when welcoming the first Israeli leader to visit his White House on Tuesday.

Obama met with President Shimon Peres, after which Peres told reporters that "there is no space between us and the United States."

But in a sign of the differences between the views of the two new governments, in an earlier meeting with Vice President Joseph Biden, Peres said ending natural growth in settlements was a non-starter.

"Israel cannot instruct settlers in existing settlements not to have children or get married," Peres said.

Israel won't do anything about settlements. But it may attack the "Nazi" country in the region. Settlement foot dragging history is clear.