Donald Trump scraps planned trip to Israel

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Donald Trump appears on stage at the CNN Republican Presidential Debate in Simi Valley, California on September 16, 2015. ( Courtesy: Adam Rose/CNN )

WASHINGTON— Republican Donald Trump has scrapped a planned trip to Israel, saying he will schedule it later — after becoming president.

The trip had become a headache for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is viewed as a Republican Party supporter and has a lot in common with Trump, but that’s a risky position after Trump called for keeping Muslims from entering the U.S. and making controversial comments to a Jewish group.

Trump tweeted Thursday that he is postponing the trip.

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