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Netanyahu Cancels Obama Meeting

The deadly Israeli raid on the ships carrying supplies to Gaza has forced Israeli PM Netanyahu to cancel his visit with Obama, which was scheduled for Tuesday in Washington. From the White House:

This morning between 10:00 and 10:15 AM CDT, the President spoke by phone with Prime Minister Netanyahu.  He said he understood the Prime Minister’s decision to return immediately to Israel to deal with today’s events.  They agreed to reschedule their meeting at the first opportunity. The President expressed deep regret at the loss of life in today’s incident, and concern for the wounded, many of whom are being treated in Israeli hospitals. The President also expressed the importance of learning all the facts and circumstances around this morning’s tragic events as soon as possible.