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Netanyahu to meet Musk, Erdogan, Zelenskyy, Biden — but no White House visit

The Israeli prime minister and the US president will most likely come face to face on the sidelines of the UN meeting in New York.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Elon Musk

The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed to Al-Monitor Thursday that he will meet with Elon Musk, owner of the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), on Monday in Silicon Valley, before heading to New York for the annual UN General Assembly meeting. Netanyahu also confirmed that he will meet with US President Joe Biden in New York, though no date was given.  

Netanyahu is set to depart for the United States Sunday at midnight, arriving in San Francisco early Monday morning. After spending the day discussing high technology and AI, Netanyahu is scheduled to fly to New York, where he will address the General Assembly, apparently on the morning of Friday, Sept. 23, and meet with world leaders. 

A statement issued Thursday evening by the office of Netanyahu said the Israeli premier will meet in New York with Biden, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

It is no secret that Netanyahu was hoping for a meeting at the White House, not on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, but evidently, that is not going to happen. 

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