Scant US media coverage of Obama-Netanyahu talks




Barack Obama 5 SCIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first US visit for talks with President Barack Obama on Iran and Palestinian statehood earned only modest coverage in US newspapers Tuesday.

While the deep differences exposed during the talks between Obama and Netanyahu earned blanket coverage in Israeli media and stoked fears in Israel of cooling ties with its main ally, the story failed to make the front pages of The New York Times, Washington Post or Wall Street Journal.

Each of the papers ran brief teasers of the meeting on page one but the stories themselves ran well inside, including on page 10 of the Journal as well as the Post, and page 12 of the Times.

Cable television news channels aired the Israeli’s White House visit as it happened Monday — and major news outlets covered it broadly on their websites.


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