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September 11, 2015 11:32 am

Obama Tells Rabbis He Hopes to Meet With Netanyahu by Early October

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President Obama condemned Prime Minister Netanyahu for opposing a Palestinian state. Photo: Screenshot.

President Obama told a group of rabbis he is ready to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Photo: Screenshot.

President Barack Obama told rabbis in a pre-Rosh Hashanah phone call that security talks with Israel had resumed and he hoped to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by early next month.

On Thursday, in his annual pre-High Holidays call to the rabbis, Obama said that he was ready to meet with Netanyahu during the United Nations’ General Assembly opening session, which starts next week and runs through Oct. 6. Netanyahu until now has rebuffed such overtures because of his disagreement with the U.S. leader over the Iran nuclear deal.

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