Monday, November 9, 2009

Barak in DC: Recruit Obama to peace process

(Ynet).Following the Netanyahu-Obama meeting saga and continuing US calls for Obama to abandon the peace process, Israel is trying to convince US President Barack Obama to stay in the game. Defense Minister Ehud Barak, currently in Washington, said during his meeting with his American colleagues that it is critical to get Obama on board and start negotiations.

Barak said that Obama's presidency presents a huge opportunity to achieve peace, saying that peace is better than any other alternative. The defense minister noted that this is the moment of truth for the Palestinian and regional leaders.

According to Barak, Israel is exercising all its might to reignite negotiations. He said that Israel is using all of its power to reach agreements with its neighbors.