Netanyahu flies home amid disagreement with Obama on key issues
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2010, 9:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
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Netanyahu leaves amid standoff with Obama
US president Barack Obama kept on turning the screw on Israeli minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday, March 24, after their harsh conversation Tuesday: Netanyahu was told bluntly to issue a White House-dictated public pledge to eschew further construction in East Jerusalem, or else face a US presidential notice condemning Israel and holding its government responsible for the failure to restart indirect Israel-Palestinian talks. This standoff was unsolved when Netanyahu flew home that night.