Middle East

Obama: Attacks Won’t Derail Peace Talks

The Middle East peace talks appear to have survived an early challenge: President Obama denounced the murder of four Israeli settlers by a Hamas gunman as “senseless slaughter” and said the attacks won’t “undermine these talks.” He pledged the United States would be “unwavering in its support of Israeli security.” Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the talks so far “open, productive, serious in the quest for peace.”