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Talks between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a success in Israel.

Yesterday’s meeting was intended for the two men to patch up their differences after Netanyahu received a frosty reception at the White House in March amid US anger at continued Israeli settlement building.

Israeli media said the reconcilation was inevitable: Netanyahu needs US support in the region while Obama faces mid-terms later this year.

But this resident of a West Bank settlement said, he simply doesn’t trust the American president.

“He was good before his election but afterwards he unfortunately turned on us,” the man said.

While the rift between US and Israel appears to have been healed for now, Netanyahu has not yet said whether a freeze on settlement buidling in the West Bank will be scrapped or renewed.