Obama unexpectedly joins Barak, Jones meeting in Washington
By JPOST.COM STAFF
US President Barack Obama unexpectedly joined a meeting between Defense Minister Ehud Barak and US National Security Advisor James Jones in Washington on Tuesday.
During the four-hour meeting, Barak and Obama discussed the current hot-topic between Israel and the US - that of settlement expansion in the West Bank.
The defense minister outlined Jerusalem's position - that Israel is willing to remove 22 of 26 illegal outposts built after March 2001 - but requested that the US reexamine the issue of settlement expansion for natural growth purposes.
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