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White House Says Israel’s Netanyahu Opted To Cancel Visit With Obama

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White House Says Israel’s Netanyahu Opted To Cancel Visit With Obama


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that it had offered an invitation two weeks ago to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting on March 18, but has learned through media reporters that the visit was off.

“We were looking forward to hosting the bilateral meeting, and we were surprised to first learn via media reports that the prime minister, rather than accept our invitation, opted to cancel his visit,” said Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

“Reports that we were not able to accommodate the prime minister’s schedule are false,” Price said in an emailed statement.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Timothy Gardner; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Abir Sultan/Pool



  1. FireBaron March 8, 2016

    Of course, Bebe doesn’t have the class or courage to directly decline an invitation by President Obama. Of course he’s going to make sure the White House finds out about it through a news release by Bebe’s office.
    Netenyahu, like the rest of the Republicans in Congress, wants to do anything he can to avoid giving any indication of progress by the Obama Administration. He would rather join his colleagues in the Senate and House (Yeah, I know that he wasn’t elected to either. Try telling that to guys like McConnell and Ryan) in obstructing everything.

  2. charleo1 March 8, 2016

    Better that they should be bosom buddies? I think not. One can tell as much from a man’s detractors as his friends. More maybe.

  3. 1Zoe55 March 8, 2016

    Better he should stay home and stop Jewish settlers from taking over people’s homes and property.

  4. latebloomingrandma March 10, 2016

    Bebe is still upset that his pal Mitt is not POTUS. He’s been punishing Obama ever since the last election.


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