​Netanyahu and Obama to meet in Washington in late September

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel on March 20, 2013. Credit: Pete Souza/White House.

 (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30 during Netanyahu’s visit to the U.S., as part of the opening of this year’s United Nations General Assembly.

Among the likely topics the two leaders will discuss will be the Syrian civil war, instability in Egypt, the Iran nuclear program, and U.S.-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian conflict talks.

Addressing his cabinet on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that he would continue to increase pressure on Iran.

“I intend to focus on the question of stopping Iran's nuclear program—an actual halt to the nuclear program. And until this is achieved, the pressure on Iran should be intensified and not eased,” Netanyahu said, Reuters reported.

The two leaders did not meet last year at the U.N., with some pundits accusing Obama of snubbing Netanyahu amid the run-up to the U.S. presidential election. But the two leaders met during Obama’s trip to Israel in March 2013, shortly after Netanyahu was re-elected as prime minister.

Posted on September 17, 2013 .