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Obama speech, Syrian weapons plan concerns Israelis

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL In Jerusalem, reaction is mixed from Israelis to President Barack Obama's speech the night before, when he pledged to explore a Russian proposal to have Syria surrender control of its chemical weapons. Some are relieved the immediate threat of military action is lifted… (SOUNDBITE) (English) RESIDENT OF JERUSALEM, TOVA, SAYING: "I hate war and I think that it's better to hesitate and not to do war immediately" …others think the diplomatic solution won't stop Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from making more of these weapons… (SOUNDBITE) (English) RESIDENT OF JERUSALEM, EREZ GOLDMAN, SAYING: "To manufacture a new stock will take him three or four days anytime he will decide and so therefore I don't see that that's going to be the solution". …and others, still, say Obama chose an awkward middle path, leaving few Israelis completely satisfied. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MIKE, RE

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