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  Shvat 2, 5775 , 22/01/15

Kerry, Too, Won't Be Meeting with Netanyahu

US Secretary of State John Kerry has released a statement that he will not be meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his March visit, when the Prime Minister will be addressing the US Congress, as well as attending the AIPAC conference.

The announcement follows that of the White House, whose spokesperson said that President Barack Obama will not be meeting with Netanyahu at that time either. Both the White House spokesperson and State's spokesperson, Jen Psaki, cited the reason that it is US policy to refrain from meeting with heads of state shortly prior to elections so as to avoid influencing the outcome.

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