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Obama: Changes in Mideast make Israel-Palestinian peace more urgent than ever

Peres spoke after meeting with the U.S. president in Washington, where the two leaders discussed the impact of recent Mideast turmoil on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

by Natasha Mozgovaya and Haaretz Service

April 5, 2011 | 1:19 pm

Shimon Peres and Barack Obama

Shimon Peres and Barack Obama

United States President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that with the winds of change sweeping the broader Middle East it was “more urgent than ever” to find a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Obama was speaking to reporters after holding White House talks with President Shimon Peres.

Following the meet, Peres gave a press conference during which he reiterated Obama’s message, saying “both ourselves and the Palestinians think that what is happening in other Arab countries will have a big influence on us and on the Palestinians.”

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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