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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

President Obama called Prime Minister Netanyahu today to commend his leadership and courage in resuming final status negotiations with the Palestinians.  The President underscored that while the parties have much work to do in the days and months ahead, the United States will support them fully in their efforts to achieve peace.  The two leaders agreed to continue the close coordination between the United States and Israel on this and other regional issues.