Obama, Netanyahu to meet Oct. 1 in D.C.


WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week at the White House.

The Oct. 1 meeting, which was announced Monday, will follow a series of meetings that Obama is having with world leaders in New York at the United Nations General Assembly.

Obama at the General Assembly is focusing on the U.S.-led effort to crush the Islamic State, or ISIS, a jihadist group grabbing swaths of land in Syria and Iraq.

Netanyahu is focused, however, on nuclear talks between the major powers and Iran. He and other top Israeli officials have said repeatedly that a nuclear Iran poses a greater threat to the Middle East than ISIS.

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