Obama and Netanyahu Present United Front at U.N. Meeting

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 21, 2011 3:04 PM
Obama and Netanyahu Present United Front at U.N. Meeting

When President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the United Nations on Wednesday, they made it clear that they’re reading from the same script.

Only negotiation, Obama and Netanyahu said, can resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Both the United States and Israel have strongly opposed the Palestinians’ plan to bring a statehood bid before the U.N. Security Council on Friday.

“One-sided actions in the U.N will achieve neither statehood nor self-determination” for the Palestinians, Obama said, reiterating words from his speech to the General Assembly earlier Wednesday morning and his support for a two-state solution achieved through direct talks.