Israel's Herzog: Judge Netanyahu-Obama talks by peace moves

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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 6:13 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Israel's opposition leader says the success of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with President Barack Obama will be judged on whether Israel keeps its "qualitative military edge" and if the Israeli leader remains committed to pursuing peace with the Palestinians.

Isaac Herzog said the understandings and memorandum to keep Israel's military edge discussed by Obama and Netanyahu in light of the Iran nuclear deal will be tested within a few months and on a long-term basis.

As for long-stalled peace negotiations, Herzog said he expects Netanyahu's commitment to a two-state solution which was made in English at the White House to be turned into "deeds in Hebrew."