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WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama will host Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for a meeting on May 20, the White House said on Wednesday.
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"The leaders look forward to discussing the full range of issues of mutual interest to the United States and Israel," the White House said in a statement.
Earlier this month, Netanyahu acknowledged
for the first time that he will deliver a speech to a joint session of
the US Congress at the end of May in which he will lay out the
principles of his government’s diplomatic and security policies.
“Next month I will have the opportunity to present the principles of our
diplomatic and security polices during my visit to the US,” Netanyahu
said at a pre-Pessah Likud gathering in Tel Aviv.
“I received an invitation to speak before a joint session of Congress
from my friend Speaker of the House John Boehner, and I greatly
appreciate this opportunity. It symbolizes the strong alliance between
the American people, the American Congress and the American
administration with Israel and the Jewish people.”