Romney: I wouldn’t turn down Netanyahu meeting

While greeting supporters in Jacksonville, Fla. after his press conference on the attacks in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney took a subtle swipe at President Obama's relations with Israel.

"I can't ever imagine if the Prime Minister of Israel asked to meet with me, I can't imagine ever saying no," Romney said when asked about Israel, according to a pool report. "They're our friends. They're our closest allies in the Middle East."

Amid tension over how to stop Iran’s nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sought a meeting with Obama when they both attend the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month. The White House told Jerusalem that a meeting was impossible, because the two leaders would not be in the city at the same time. 

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