The White House on Wednesday announced that President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on November 9, their first meeting since a fierce row over the Iranian nuclear deal.
Spokesman Josh Earnest said implementing the Iran accord that Netanyahu opposed would be on the agenda of a visit designed as "a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel."
Obama and Netanyahu would primarily discuss the Iran deal, but “the president also looks forward to discussing Israel’s relations with the Palestinians, the situation in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank [Judea and Samaria – ed.], and the need for the genuine advancement of a two-state solution,” the White House confirmed in a statement.
Earnest stated last week that the two would "likely" meet, but no final date had been set.
The meeting would mark the leaders’ first face-to-face encounter since the July finalization of the Iran nuclear deal, which Netanyahu has fiercely criticized.
The president spoke to Netanyahu by phone after the deal was reached and after the prime minister won reelection in March.
AFP contributed to this report.