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Emiratis said furious at Netanyahu for attempt to use them for reelection

Prime Minister Netanyahu told a radio station earlier that he will not be traveling to the UAE before the election, and that claims otherwise were “spin.”

According to Axios’s Barak Ravid, the Emiratis are furious at Prime Minister Netanyahu for what they feel is an attempt to use them for his reelection campaign.

“It is hard to overstate the anger towards Netanyahu in the UAE right now,” he tweets. Ravid also claims Netanyahu’s assertion that the travel plan was spin is “a lie.”

Sources in Abu Dhabi tell Channel 13 that Israel had pressed to hold a meeting between Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed before the election. They say no such meeting will take place.

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at a meeting at the White House in Washington, May 15, 2017. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
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