Sep 27, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excepted from DailyMail: President Barack Obama is due to speak to Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone on Friday – a day after deputing Hillary Clinton to stand in for him by meeting the Israeli premier in New York.
Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, confirmed that the two leaders would converse as Netanyahu prepared to speak at the United Nations in New York. Obama left the U.N. before he arrived and is spending most of Thursday campaigning in Virginia.
The White House rejected an Israeli request for Netanyahu to meet Obama, either at the U.N. or in Washington – a sign of the icy relationship between the two men.
Netanyahu is expected to deliver an uncompromising address to the U.N. calling on the world to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
The speech, which aides said was aimed as much at the Obama administration as the Israeli public, is expected to spell out in detail the ‘red lines’ that Israel will not allow Iran to cross, according to the Israeli newspaper Maariv. They are expected to speak between noon and 1 p.m.