Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for US Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden’s possible visit to the country.
At a Cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu cited media reports that Biden was considering visiting Israel in the coming days. He said Biden’s staff is landing in Israel Sunday, but dates for a visit have not been set. Last month, Biden met Netanyahu in Davos, Switzerland shortly after the US lifted sanctions on Iran as part of a nuclear deal. The US has sought to soften Israel’s concerns on the deal through discussions about a new long-term agreement on US military aid for Israel.