Sources say Netanyahu set to visit U.S.
Mar 19,2009 00:00 by UPI

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu wants to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama during his upcoming U.S. visit, sources say.

Unidentified sources close to Netanyahu said the Israeli leader is planning on making his first working visit to the United States on May 3 to attend the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference, Haaretz said Thursday.

The sources said AIPAC officials have invited Netanyahu to take part in the Washington conference while Obama's administration has yet to coordinate a meeting of the two new leaders.

Netanyahu will most likely discuss Israel's take on the Palestinian National Authority and Hamas during his Washington visit, the sources told Haaretz.

The prime minister-designate, sources told the newspaper, will also offer talking points in regards to Iran's controversial nuclear program and related international negotiations.

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