Reports in the U.S.: Netanyahu scheduled to meet with Trump and Clinton on Sunday

NBC reported that the Israeli Prime Minister will meet on Sunday with U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in New York. The Israeli Prime Minister’s office confirmed the report.
Netanyahu during his speech at the UN General Assembly Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News

According to a report on NBC, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with the two American presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, tomorrow (Sunday). The Israeli Prime Minister’s office confirmed the report.

Netanyahu, who is currently in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, met during the week with U.S. President Barack Obama as well as with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. A source from the Prime Minister’s entourage stated during the week that if Netanyahu were to receive an invitation to meet with the two presidential candidates, he would accept.

“The meeting was scheduled following a phone conversation between Trump’s staff and the staff of the Prime Minister’s office,” Netanyahu’s office reported. “We initiated contacts with Clinton’s campaign in order to maintain a balance.” Netanyahu’s office noted that the meetings were only coordinated in the last 24 hours.

Trump and Clinton Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News

After being accused of supporting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the 2012 U.S. election campaign, Netanyahu has made sure not to take sides in the current campaign and has refrained from voicing his opinion of the candidates and stating which of them is better for Israel.

Last December, Trump was scheduled to visit Israel and meet with Netanyahu but the Republican candidate eventually canceled his trip, amongst others due to the statement of condemnation issued by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office after Trump said that Muslims should not be allowed to enter the United States.


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