Obama to Press Netanyahu on Peace

On his upcoming Monday visit to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can expect pressure from President Obama to accept the framework drafted by Secretary John Kerry for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Since the 2010 negotiations failed, and the relationship between Obama and Netanyahu soured, the president has largely avoided the peace process during his time in office. While many of the details of the framework have been kept secret, some have been made public, including the creation of a security zone along the Jordan River featuring fences, sensors, and drones to protect Israel. The president is also expected to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to court him later in March.