Obama-Netanyahu Meeting Denied

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Both the White House and the office of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denied on Tuesday an Israeli media report that U.S. President Barack Obama had invited Netanyahu for talks in Washington in July.

The Israeli news report quoted unnamed State Department sources.

Obama has said that a meeting with Netanyahu would not be in the offing until after the negotiations with Iran are completed at the end of June, thus lending plausibility to the story of a mid-July summit.

According to the report, Netanyahu would use the next meeting, whenever it comes, to seek a compensation security package in the face of the increased threat to Israel after  removal of the sanctions on Iran.

Netanyahu said on Monday that the deal would make some 40-50 billion dollars available to Iran for expanding its terror networks.