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    Bibi Heads to Washington Amid Row Over Comments

    Show a little respect! That’s the message from the U.S. State Department to Israel ahead of next week’s meeting between Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel’s leader ruffled feathers in the American capital earlier this year with his hawkish stance — and congressional address — over the Iran nuclear deal. Adding salt, it’s surfaced that Bibi’s new communications chief, Ran Baratz, accused the U.S. president of anti-Semitism and belittled Secretary of State John Kerry’s mental capacity. Netanyahu, who’s expected at the White House on Monday, is promising to review Baratz’s appointment.

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