‘Nothing has been canceled’: US denies report it nixed meeting over Netanyahu’s criticism

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

The White House denies a report that it canceled a high-level meeting with Israeli officials in protest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claiming that Washington has been withholding weapons shipments from Israel.

“As we said in the briefing yesterday, we have no idea what the prime minister is talking about, but that’s not a reason for rescheduling a meeting,” a White House official tells The Times of Israel.

“We have been working to find a time to schedule the next SDG that accounts for the travel and availability of principals, but have not yet fully finalized the details so nothing has been canceled,” the official continues.

“In the meantime, meetings with Israeli officials are being held throughout the week at expert and senior levels on a range of topics,” the official adds.

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