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President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been working hard to present a united front on Iran, the nation at the heart of a simmering dispute between the two close allies. But there is no disguising the fact that the two leaders remain sharply divided on the way forward.
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PBS NewsHour: Obama, Netanyahu Show Unity, Yet Signal Differences, Over Iran Strategy

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President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Monday at the White House to discuss possible solutions to threats from Iran's nuclear program, pledging unity but signalling tension over how to proceed. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: As U.S., Israel Navigate Tensions Over Iran, Are 'All Options on the Table?'

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President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed some areas of disagreement Monday over potential solutions to an Iranian nuclear threat, disputing whether diplomacy or military action would be a better move. Gwen Ifill discusses how the leaders are dealing with their differences with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic Magazine, Jamie Fly of The Foreign Policy Initiative and James Dobbins of Rand Corporation.

Israel Faces Questions About News Reports of Eyeing Iran Strike

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Israel's top leadership has spent the week answering and evading questions about widespread reports that it is once again considering a strike on Iran's nuclear complexes, while President Obama said Thursday that he and his allies would maintain “unprecedented international pressure” on Tehran to keep it from producing a nuclear weapon.

July 12, 1996

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This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke for the second time before a joint meeting of Congress outlining his hopes for mid-east peace. The first time was shortly after he was first elected Prime Minister in 1996. Here’s how "Washington Week in Review" covered the speech that year.

The Peace of The Brave: Middle East Peace Talks Then and Now

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“A great moment of opportunity,” she said.

“There's a lot of skepticism out there,” he said. “But I think there is ground to be hopeful.”

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