Sunday, November 8, 2009

PM Netanyahu arrives in Washington for GA summit and meeting with Obama amid doubt on peace talks

(Ynet).The White House announced Sunday that President Barack Obama would be meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister's trip to Washington, ending days of uncertainty.

An Obama administration official confirmed the two leaders would meet but had no immediate information about what would be on their agenda.

The prime minister's plane landed at Washington's Andrews Air Force Base Airport on Sunday evening (local time). Israel has yet to be informed of the exact time of the meeting with Obama.

Netanyahu arrived in the US capital for a speaking engagement at the three-day 2009 General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of North America. He will meet with Obama on Monday evening.

Obama was also to have addressed the forum but canceled his speech in order to attend a memorial service on Tuesday for soldiers killed in a mass shooting at Fort Hood military base in Texas last week. His chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, will speak in his place.