WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday postponed his trip to Israel amid a controversy over comments about temporarily barring Muslims from entering the United States.
Trump announced the decision in a post on his Twitter feed and said he would meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "at a later date after I become president of the U.S."
The decision comes just days after Trump provoked an international controversy by calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, remarks that sparked calls in Israel for Netanyahu to cancel plans to meet the Republican presidential contender.
(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Writing by David Alexander)
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