Srinagar: US President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit him in Washington next month, reports quoting the premier’s office said, quoting their first conversation since Trump took office.
“President Trump invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to come to Washington to meet him in February,” reports quoting the statement said.
A final date for the visit will be set in the days ahead.
Israel approved hundreds of new settler homes in east Jerusalem yesterday hours before the telephone call, which the statement described as “very warm”.
But a potentially explosive plan to annex a large West Bank Jewish settlement unilaterally was shelved until after Netanyahu and Trump meet. (Agencies)