Obama Urges Netanyahu To Work With John Kerry In Resuming Talks With Palestine

President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone Thursday to discuss recent events in Egypt, Iran and Syria as part of their regular consultations, according to the White House. 

Obama urged Netanyahu to work with Secretary of State John Kerry, who is visiting the Middle East this week, to return to the negotiating table with the Palestinians as soon as possible, according to the White House readout of the call.

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