Note: Shaul Mofaz, vice prime minister of Israel was given a copy of 'Eye to Eye' after his presentation at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on Tuesday. For video of event click hereVice Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday and emphasized that Israel's new coalition government is an opportunity to restart negotiations with the Palestinians.Mofaz met with U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon on Thursday, and several minutes into the start of the meeting, Obama decided to join the two.Mofaz told Obama that the new 94-member coalition that was set up in Israel, after his party Kadima joined the government, posed a window of opportunity to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is straining his ties with the West, is scheduled to visit Israel on Monday for a short trip one diplomatic official said is designed to send a clear message to the world: Russia is a key player in the region that needs to be taken into account.While the official purpose of the 24-hour visit will be to dedicate a memorial in Netanya to the Red Army defeat of the Nazis, talks between Putin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will center on Russia’s policy of propping up Assad in Syria and on the talks with Iran. Russia is a member of the P5+1 group – which also includes the US, China, France, Britain and Germany – negotiating with Tehran.Is Israel’s government ready to give up most of Judea and Samaria? ... Large U.S. groups that support Israel won’t publicly oppose the two-state plan ... Is Isaiah 17:1 nearing fulfillment in Syria? ... Comprehensive insight on Syria’s weapon buildup and risk to Israel ... Is Isaiah 19 nearing fulfillment in Egypt? ... Who are Egypt's military rulers? ... The Muslim Brotherhood: A Moderate Islamic Alternative to al-Qaeda or a Partner in Global Jihad?