Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election ‘inappropriate’

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said he declined to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader’s visit to the United States in March because it would be "inappropriate" two weeks before an election in that country.

Netanyahu’s trip has become a diplomatic sore point with political overtones on both sides. US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, invited the Israeli prime minister to address Congress without informing the White House or congressional Democrats.

A meeting so close to Israel’s March 17 election could be seen as helping Netanyahu.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Obama-Netanyahu-meeting-before-Israel-election-inappropriate-389287

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