Analysis: What Netanyahu hopes to gain from his meeting with Obama

"It is difficult to overstate the importance of this meeting," a senior Israeli government official said this week when asked about the meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama. "Netanyahu and Obama have met dozens of times already, but this meeting is the most important one of all."

This is the sentiment shared by many of the aides and officials who have worked in preparing the groundwork for the meeting.

The dust has yet to settle from the Obama-Netanyahu grudge match over the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 powers. Nonetheless, perhaps because there simply is no other choice for either the occupants of the Oval Office and the Prime Minister’s Office, there is an effort to get on the same page and walk the path of reconciliation.


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