Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived at the White House for meetings with President Donald Trump.
The visit comes as Trump’s efforts to broker a peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians appears stalled. Palestinians and other critics insist it will be dead on arrival.
Misgivings have also been percolating over Iran. Israel sees Trump’s efforts to crack down on its archenemy as lacking.
President Donald Trump says he may visit Israel in May for the opening of a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
Trump upset allies and roiled the Arab world last year by announcing that the U.S. was moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The new embassy is set to open in May, and Trump says he’ll head to Israel for the dedication ceremony “if I can.”
A ribbon-cutting for an interim facility is being planned to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence.
Trump commented during an Oval Office meeting Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Trump also said his embassy decision was “appreciated in a big part of the world.”
(AP / YWN)