PM to travel to DC, may meet with Obama

February 5, 2012 18:18

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will travel to Washington at the beginning of March to attend the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, and is also expected to meet with US President Barack Obama, his office announced Sunday.

While the Israeli prime minister usually travels to Washington for the annual AIPAC event, there was some doubt this year because President Shimon Peres will also be attending the conference, and it was not clear who would get a meeting with Obama. It is unusual for the US president to meet two Israeli leaders back-to-back.

"There is reason to believe a meeting will be set up with President Obama," a source in the PMO said. The AIPAC conference runs from March 4-6.

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