‘Netanyahu nixed meeting with Obama because of defense package hold-up’

A hold-up over a new US defense package for Israel was behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to forgo a meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington this month, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s remarks contrasted with a statement by Netanyahu that cited his reluctance to risk being drawn into the US presidential campaign as the reason for declining a White House offer to host him on March 18.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahu-nixed-meeting-with-Obama-because-of-defense-package-hold-up-447521

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *