1. STRAINED RELATIONS

    Source: Obama Refuses Israel Meeting

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    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes to the U.S. later this month to visit the United Nations, he won’t be meeting with President Obama. For the first time since Obama was elected, the White House has refused a meeting with Netanyahu (according to an Israeli official) over a disagreement over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program. While it’s not known exactly where the disagreement lies, Israel has threatened more aggressive military action against Iran than the U.S. The White House denied Tuesday that they are refusing a meeting, saying the request was denied because of scheduling conflicts.


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