Obama Netanyahu Meeting: World Watches For U.S. Shift On Mideast

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Five weeks ago, President Obama stood before the Turkish legislature in Ankara and said many Americans had Muslims in their families or had lived in a Muslim-majority country. "I know," he said, "because I am one of them."

But will that exposure lead Mr. Obama to take a different tack from his predecessors in his dealings with Israel?

That question, which has captivated a wide spectrum of people, from America's Israel lobby to Palestinian-Americans to the Muslim world, will take center stage on Monday, when Israel's hawkish prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has his first face-to-face meeting with Mr. Obama since he became president.

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