June 20th, 2010
09:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Emanuel: Netanyahu reschedules Washington visit for July 6

Washington (CNN) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will next meet with President Barack Obama in Washington on July 6 for talks originally planned for earlier this month, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Emanuel told ABC's "This Week" program that Netanyahu's fifth visit of the Obama administration would discuss the Middle East peace process and other regional issues.

Netanyahu had been scheduled to meet with Obama in Washington on June 1, but the Israeli prime minister postponed the trip after Israel's military raid on an aid flotilla headed to blockaded Gaza resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish activists aboard one of the ships.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Adalbert

    What a waste of time and money. The ME peace process, they have already talked that to death.

    June 20, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    And during the course of the meeting Obama will tell Netanyahu that, effective immediately, the US is ending all military and economic aid to Israel, and denying the country any further political support.

    One can always hope...

    June 20, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  3. Buckeye

    Two days after July 4, the anniversary of America's declaration of independence from brutal colonial rule centuries ago. Hopefully a bit of the Spirit of '76 is still alive enough to get today's America and POTUS to demand independence for Palestine.

    June 20, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  4. Hendrik

    One can indeed hope that we do cut off aid to Israel. They are the thugs and we are putting up what remains of our credibility by supporting these lunatics.

    June 20, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  5. Mrs. Henry Miller

    Henry doesn't know what he's talking about.
    The US and Israel need to work together.

    June 20, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  6. W L jones

    As long as two Government talking, that progress within it self.

    June 20, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |