Netanyahu, Trump Speak, Agree to Meet Next Month

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) – Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke to US President Donald Trump  Sunday evening. Sources close to the prime minister said the call was a “very warm conversation” and said the two leaders would meet in Washington in February.

In a statement, Netanyahu said he looks forward to working with the new administration “to forge a common vision to advance peace and security in the region, with no daylight between the United States and Israel. The two leaders also discussed the nuclear deal with Iran, the peace process with the Palestinians and “other issues.”

Netanyahu, Yerushalayim Mayor Nir Barkat and other Israeli politicians have called on Trump to carry through on his campaign promise to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim, and administration officials said they have started the process to make that happen. However, they also said the process was in its infancy and warned Israeli leaders that preparations for the move would take time.

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