Obama to meet with Bibi — not Abbas


President Obama will be meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu this week — but no signs yet of a powwow with P.A. Pesident Mahmoud Abbas, who is defying U.S. wishes by pushing a Palestinian statehood measure this week at the U.N. General Assembly:

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are set to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in New York for the General Assembly. He told his Cabinet on Sunday that he will meet with Obama, as well as other world leaders, during the annual U.N. confab.

White House National Security Council spokesman Ben Rhodes confirmed the scheduled meeting to reporters over the weekend. Obama is not scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to the White House. …

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