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Netanyahu, Obama meet

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Oval Office, July 6, 2010.  (Amos BenGershom / GPO)

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Oval Office, July 6, 2010. (Amos BenGershom / GPO)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama sat down to a meeting at the White House.

It is the leaders’ fifth face-to-face meeting.

Netanyahu’s plane landed early Tuesday morning at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, eight miles from the capital.

Along with Obama, Netanyahu also is scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Netanyahu and Obama will hold a joint news conference following the late morning meeting and then attend a luncheon with both delegations.

Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, has been invited for a personal tour of the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama while their husbands meet, according to reports.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu will travel to New York to meet with Jewish leaders and do a round of interviews on American television. 
 

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