The Buddy System

[Jerusalem, March 24. Image via Getty]

Two Palestinian girls stand in front of Israeli border guards in Jerusalem's Old City on March 24, 2010. Talks between US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to produce signs they had ended a dispute which Netanyahu said could block the Middle East peace process for a year. Sticking to a hardline position before the White House talks late on March 23, Netanyahu said peace efforts would be held up by what he called 'unreasonable' demands for a freeze on new settlers homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Israel claims all Jerusalem as its eternal capital, while the Palestinians want to make the predominantly Arab eastern sector the capital of their independent state. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)