Obama and Netanyahu United in Stopping Iran Nukes

Daily News Article - March 7, 2012


1.  The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2.  a) Define President Obama's "red lines" as used in this article.
b)  Why do you think the two leaders neither asked for nor offered to explain what President Obama's "red lines" on Iran are?

3.  How does Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu view the following:
a)  Iran's nuclear program
b)  an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities
c)  Iran's threats against Israel

4.  What position did President Obama take on the Iranian nuclear threat before his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu?

5.  How did the Obama administration view the outcome of his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu?

6.  a) Before reading this article, how did you think President Obama viewed the U.S. role in helping our ally Israel deal with Iran's nuclear weapons program and threats to Israel?
b)  Has your impression changed?  Explain your answer.

7.  After his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama told reporters: “Our commitment to the security of Israel is rock solid. The United States will always have Israel’s back when it comes to Israel’s security.”  What do you think the President's motive was for this statement:  (explain your answer)