Israel Political Brief March 21, 2013: Live Blog: US President Barack Obama visits Israel, day two

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LIVE BLOG: Obama visits Israel, day two

Source: Haaretz, 3-21-13

In Jerusalem speech, Obama says negotiations must lead to two states for two peoples; in Ramallah, he tells Palestinian leader Abbas that U.S. supports establishment of viable and independent Palestinian state.

Obama in Jerusalem.

Obama in Jerusalem. Photo by AFP

U.S. President Barack Obama‘s second day in Israel opened with sirens sounding in southern Israel, after four rocket launches from Gaza were detected by the IDF. No casualties were reported.

Obama began the day with a visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where he saw the Dead Sea Scrolls, accompanied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At 10:30 the U.S. president took off for Ramallah to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Palestinian ministers.

Obama addressed Israeli students at the International Convention Center in Jeruslaem on Thursday afternoon….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief March 21, 2013: US President Barack Obama & PM Benjamin Netanyahu Visit the Israel Museum

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US President Obama and PM Netanyahu Visit the Israel Museum

Source: MFA, 3-21-13

Prime Minister Netanyahu showed President Obama a series of technological products of the Israeli high-tech industries, which show the technological face of the State of Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah and US president Barack Obama are seen as they watch Israeli technological innovations at Israel Museum (Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO)
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

US President Barack Obama, today (Thursday, 21 March 2013), visited the Israel Museum, where he visited the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Upon meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the President said, “We had a great evening last night.”…READ MORE

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