The meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended inconclusively on Monday, the Post’s Scott Wilson and Joby Warrick report, with U.S. officials unsure whether Obama convinced Netanyahu to allow more time for sanctions to squeeze Iran and its nuclear program.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens as President Obama speaks during their meeting Monday in the Oval Office. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Just hours after the meeting, Netanyahu gave a strong speech warning Iran again that the time for diplomacy was running short. Speaking to the pro-Israel advocacy group AIPAC, he said:

“None of us can afford to wait much longer... As prime minister of Israel, I will never allow my people to live in the shadow of annihilation.”

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Mother Nature’s fury of the morning

Hawaii is under a “severe thunderstorm watch,” a rare event for the region. (Accuweather)

When the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano erupted in Hawaii last week, it consumed a whole subdivision. One loyal homeowner waited until just an hour before lava poured in the back door to leave his home. (Hawaii Magazine)

Thousands flee Australia flooding. The waters have inundated hundreds of homes and swept two men to their deaths. (Al-Jazeera)

A quake in the Philippines has injured 10, and sent panic throughout a central province. There are no reports of major damage. (Associated Press)

Deadly cyclone hits southeastern Africa. The tropical storm killed at least 77 people and more are still missing. (Al-Jazeera)

Definition of the morning

Eric Holder says it is not “assassination” to target Americans as part of the global war on terror. The attorney general defended the killing of U.S. citizens abroad who are suspected of plotting to kill Americans, such as last year’s drone attack on U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. (CNN)

Protest movements of the morning

Russians clashed with police Monday in Moscow’s central square, but the gathering was much smaller than protests that occurred before Vladi­mir Putin won the presidential election held over the weekend. (BlogPost)

Malawi unrest is blamed on aid groups and foreign donors. President Bingu wa Mutharika said the unrest challenging his leadership is a Western conspiracy. (Global Post)