At the White House Friday, there was what looked to be a quite frosty meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader is angry with the way President Obama has tried to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Both men put on their game faces Friday as they sat in front of the cameras — acknowledging their differences and the difficulties that lie ahead.
Witnesses inside Syria say security forces have once again fired on protesters. That comes less than a day after President Obama demanded that Syria stop shooting demonstrators and open a dialogue with the opposition. Anti-government and human rights groups said some two dozen people were killed Friday — and many more wounded.
And here is what President Obama actually said yesterday about the 1967 lines.
President BARACK OBAMA: We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
Robert Siegel speaks with Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization negotiating team. He talks about his reaction to President Obama's speech on the Middle East, the negotiations between Hamas and Fatah to create a unity government, and the campaign for Palestine to be recognized as a state by the U.N.
A radio host named Harold Camping says the world is going to end Saturday. Other Christian leaders are mostly dismissing this idea. Michele Norris speaks to one such pastor, the Rev. Brooks Morton of First United Methodist Church in Idalou, Texas. He once believed in a previous judgment day prediction, but this time around, he's prepping a sermon for Sunday.