May 31, 2010 / 2:10 PM / 7 years ago

Netanyahu won't hold White House talks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled plans to meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday, an Israeli statement said, in the wake of a deadly Israeli raid on Gaza-bound ships.

<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to meet with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (unseen) on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

“Netanyahu decided to cut short his visit to Canada and return to Israel early,” the statement said on Monday. Netanyahu has been in Canada since Friday for talks with government leaders.

Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Ari Rabinovitch

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