Dec 21, 2018 - World

Mattis cancels trip to Israel

Mattis (L) and Netanyahu in 2017. Photo: Jonathan Ernst Pool/Getty Images

Secretary of Defense James Mattis was supposed to arrive in Israel next week for talks on Syria and Iran but cancelled his trip following his resignation yesterday and Trump's decision to pull U.S. forces out of Syria, Israeli officials tell me. Mattis plans to stay in his post through the end of February.

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