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Netanyahu Cites US Primary Elections in Declining Obama Invite

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Tuesday he turned down a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington later this month because he wants to avoid interfering with the ongoing presidential primary elections. The White House said Monday that Israel had proposed the meeting for either March 17 or 18, with the Obama administration agreeing to meet on one of those days. "We were looking forward to hosting the bilateral meeting," National...

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