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PM, Barak meet to discuss defense minister's visit to US

October 6, 2012 21:04

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak met on Saturday night to discuss the latter's recent visit to the US, which led to a dispute between the two.

The dispute broke out on Tuesday when a conversation between Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, in which the prime minister said Barak was undermining him in meetings in the US, were leaked to the press.

The meetings in question included one with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, a close ally of US President Barack Obama, and one with Obama's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, to which Ambassador to the US Michael Oren was not invited.

Before the meeting began, sources close to Netanyahu said he would ask Barak for clarifications on his meetings in the US.

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