Updated: 05/08/2013 5:05 PM KSTP.com
(AP) WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spoken by phone about regional security issues and Middle East peace.
The White House says the two leaders agreed to continue their "close coordination."
The call follows a pair of Israeli airstrikes on Syrian targets. The Obama administration has remained tight-lipped on the weekend airstrikes and their implications for Washington decision-making about Syria.
Obama and Netanyahu met earlier this year in Israel for talks aimed at laying the groundwork for a new Mideast peace process. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday that he would travel to the region in two weeks to push peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
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