Obama to raise concerns about settlements with Israeli PM Netanyahu: White House
President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, on Sept. 20, 2016. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

President Barack Obama will raise concerns about Israeli settlement activity in Arab lands during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Wednesday, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said.


Rhodes told reporters on Tuesday that the United States has discussed its concerns about Israeli settlements and "the potential viability of a Palestinian state in the face of that settlement activity ... I'm sure President Obama will do so tomorrow as well."

(Reorting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Chris Reese)