Full details not yet available; Hamas has not responded to the proposal, according to Reuters.
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet has rejected proposals for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and is seeking changes to the plans, a government source told Reuters on Friday.
Full details of the proposed truce have not been released, Reuters said, but the government official, who declined to be named, said Israel wanted modifications before agreeing to any end to hostilities. Hamas has yet to respond to the proposed ceasefire, according to Reuters.
-- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of 13 world leaders that President Obama called to thank for congratulatory messages following his reelection.
"In each call, he thanked his counterpart for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to continue close cooperation moving ahead," the White House said Thursday in a statement.
In his own statement, Netanyahu said he told Obama that his reelection was "a vote of confidence in your leadership."
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are set to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in New York for the General Assembly meeting. He told his Cabinet Sunday that he will meet with Obama, as well as other world leaders, upon his arrival.
White House National Security Council spokesman Ben Rhodes confirmed the scheduled meeting to reporters over the weekend. Obama is not scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to the White House.
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The White House website posted a defense of President Obama's Israel record, and several prominent Jewish Democrats penned Op-Eds defending his policies.
"President Obama: Advancing Israel's Security and Supporting Peace," which appeared online on Friday, addressed the controversy over the president's call in a May 19 Middle East policy speech for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations to based on 1967 lines, with mutually agreed swaps.