The meeting hasn’t even happened yet, but supporters of Israeli settlers are complaining that U.S. groups which back settlements were not invited to Monday’s powwow between President Obama and Jewish leaders. From Arutz Sheva:
Dr. Aaron Lerner, head of Independent Media Review Analysis (IMRA), said that a National Council of Young Israel (YI) official told him that the strongly pro-Israel organization was not among those on the invitation list. Dr. Lerner added. "It follows that Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) isn’t in.”
Both organizations are strong backers of a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria and oppose American attempts to force Israel to expel its 300,000 residents in order to allow the establishment of a Palestinian Authority state in their place.
Of course, ZOA head Morton Klein — who was invited to a meeting of 29 Jewish leaders with Obama aides back in January — probably didn’t endear himself to the White House with statements like this one, in which he says Obama "may become the most hostile president to Israel ever."