Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Praises President Obama’s ‘Terrific’ Golf Game

Barack Obama arrives on the 18th hole of the Mid-Pacific Country Club's golf course December 21, 2015 in Kailua, Hawaii. Obama and the First Family are in Hawaii for vacation. / AFP / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read

President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York City during the United Nations summit, one of the last meetings the two leaders will have with Obama as president.

As the pair exchanged diplomatic pleasantries, Netanyahu praised Obama’s “terrific golf game” and invited him to play golf at a course near his home in Israel.

“I want you to know Barack that you will always be a welcome guest in Israel,” he said.

“We’ll set up a tee time,” Obama replied.

Obama noted that the United States had “concerns” about Israeli settlement activity, and urged the country to seek peace with it’s Palestinian neighbors.

“Obviously I’m only going to be president for another three months,” he acknowledged.


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