In unusual snub, Obama to avoid meeting with Netanyahu




 
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In unusual snub, Obama to avoid meeting with Netanyahu
 
September 11th, 2012  
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In unusual snub, Obama to avoid meeting with Netanyahu
WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a U.S. visit later this month, as tensions escalated over how to deal with Iran's nuclear program. The apparent snub, coupled with Netanyahu's sharpened demands for a tougher U.S. line against Iran, threatened to plunge U.S.-Israeli relations into crisis and add pressure on Obama in the final stretch of a tight presidential election campaign. ...




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