(September 18, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his trip to the United Nations next week for its General Assembly following an election result that currently shows the prime minister’s Likud Party narrowly trailing Blue and White, in which neither party is clearly positioned to form a majority coalition.
Almost every year since becoming prime minister in 2009, Netanyahu has addressed the annual U.N. event.
More than 90 percent of the votes has been counted in Tuesday’s election. Blue and White currently has 32, while Likud has 31.
U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he planned to meet Netanyahu at the General Assembly.
Foreign Minister Israel Katz will replace Netanyahu at the world body.
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