Number of people surprised: Zero
This is the same Obama WH that called Benjamin Netanyahu 'chickensh*t'
The same Obama WH that didn't want any photos with Netanyahu during a visit in 2010
The same Obama WH that said of Netanyahu, 'you may be sick of him, but I have to deal with him everyday'
Good for Speaker Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to give a speech to a joint session, Republicans are the only allies he's got.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March.
Spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says that in keeping with "long-standing practice and principle," the president does not meet with heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections. Israel is scheduled to hold elections in mid-March.
Netanyahu will be in Washington in part for a March 3 address to a joint session of Congress. House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consulting the Obama administration.