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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Netanyahu Invited to Washington? For Next Tuesday

Ha'aretz is reporting (exclusively, they say) that President Obama has invited Binyamin Netanyahu to come to Washington following his visit to the OECD session in Europe and a previously scheduled visit to Canada. The European visit marks Israel's joining th4e Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Interesting since lately there's been some pressure in the US for Obama to visit Israel: by inviting Netanyahu he may be emphasizing who's the superpower and who's the client.

I'm posting this tonight rather late since, if it's true, it'll probably be in the US press by morning.

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