Israel Sees Talks Failing As George Mitchell Meets Netanyahu
U.S. Middle East Envoy George Mitchell is set to meet today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At the same time, the Israeli government is openly predicting that indirect talks with the Palestinians would fail. "This won't work ... indirect talks, proximity talks will not yield results," said Intelligence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor, in remarks published in the Jerusalem Post.
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Obama's Day Ahead
President Obama will receive the presidential daily briefing at 10 a.m. ET, and meet at 10:30 a.m. ET with senior advisers. He will meet at 11:15 a.m. ET with Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and at 11:45 a.m. ET with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). At 1:30 p.m. ET, he will deliver remarks and sign the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. At 6 p.m. ET, he will deliver remarks at a Cinco de Mayo reception.