President Obama to pass on meeting Israeli PM Netanyahu during Washington visit

January 23, 2015 6:07 AM

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President Obama to pass on meeting Israeli PM Netanyahu during Washington visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the nation’s capital.

Yesterday, the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet the prime minister when he comes to the US to address a joint session of Congress. The official White House explanation was that Netanyahu’s visit fell too close to the Israeli election and the Obama administration wanted to avoid...

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