I love Haaretz. In addition to the American news sources I read, Haaretz is one of the two Israeli news sources I consult every day. In this case, however, their sources were in error when they reported that Obama has refused to meet with Netanyahu in New York when the Prime Minister is scheduled to speak at a U.N. Conference.
According to both the White House and the Prime Minister’s office, no such request was made. While Netanyahu is working on getting his own country behind his approach to the threats from Iran, he and Obama continue to work on the Iran issue behind closed doors, which is probably better than discussing national security issues in public, just like every other past President has. Here’s the statement from the White House press office on their call this morning. Read more