Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to leave for Italy on Thursday, his first overnight trip abroad since he won reelection in March.
The narrow nature of the current government has put a severe crimp in Netanyahu’s ability to travel abroad while the Knesset is in session. But with the Knesset now on recess for the summer, Netanyahu is freer to travel without concern about parliamentary votes.
In early September, he is also scheduled to visit Britain, and at the end of September he is scheduled to travel to New York for the annual UN General Assembly meeting. Since March, he has only taken one trip – a one-day visit to Cyprus earlier this month.