Does it really matter that Obama won’t meet with Netanyahu?


Citing Israel‘s upcoming election, the White House announced on Thursday that President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the US in March.

“As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country,” White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement.

The Israeli elections will be held on March 17, just two weeks after his trip to the United States. READ MORE.