NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A planned meeting between Gov. Chris Christie and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has been canceled.
The pair had been scheduled to meet behind closed doors Thursday afternoon at the Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Says He'll Be Happy When He's Not Mayor Following Fourth Of July Shooting
Christie’s office announced Wednesday that the plans have been scrapped due to a change in the Israeli president’s schedule.
Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers. The attack was an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.READ MORE: Sources: Authorities Investigating Whether 2 Police Officers Struck By Stray Bullets On Ben Franklin Parkway
Rivlin has been in New York for his first official visit as president.
Christie’s office says Rivlin will now be returning to Israel on Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Kyle Schwarber Homers Twice In Phillies' 11-0 Romp Past Nationals
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