Jews Meet with Obama
By Micah Halpern
Tuesday July 14, 2009
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Representatives and leaders of 15 American Jewish organizations met with President Barack Obama on Monday.
When asked by the Jewish leaders to tone down the disagreement in public, President Obama refused. The president said it was a failed tactic during the Bush Administration and that he must speak bluntly and honestly to Israel.
Obama added that Israel must do some "serious self reflection."
When the conversation came around to Iran the president said he was open to dialogue with the Iranians and that the "door was open." He used the same metaphor at the G-8 when he said "they have to decide to walk through it."
Before the meeting concluded Barack Obama described himself as a "true friend."
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