White House Seeks to Publicly Mend Fences With Netanyahu, but Issues Remain

by Julie Hirschfeld Davis,

April 22, 2015

As President Obama sat with Jewish leaders at the White House last week, trying to reassure them of his deep commitment to Israel, some wanted to know whether he would soon invite Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu for an in-person visit.

Not yet, Mr. Obama responded.

He told the group that a face-to-face meeting at the White House would probably end with Mr. Netanyahu publicly venting his complaints about the president’s policies, particularly his efforts to forge a nuclear agreement withIran, according to people familiar with the private meeting who would provide details about it only on the condition of anonymity.

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