Netanyahu Faces Issues As U.S. Visit Gets Underway

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived here Sunday at the start of a three-day U.S. visit facing questions about a long-simmering dispute over Jewish identity and stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu was to address both issues in a speech Sunday night to almost 4,000 leaders of U.S. and Canadian Jews at the Council of Jewish Federations’ annual General Assembly.

Earlier, Netanyahu canceled a scheduled news conference and did not answer reporters’ questions during a meeting with Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith.

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