| 16 July 2024, Tuesday |

US President Biden invites Israeli prime minister to Washington

U.S. President Joe Biden has asked Netanyahu to visit Washington on business, according to a statement from Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Monday.

Since most Israeli prime ministers had already been extended an invitation to the White House at this point in their mandates, the action signals a change in U.S.-Israeli relations.

The two leaders shared a “long and warm” conversation, the Israeli statement said, focused on curbing threats from Iran and its proxies and strengthening the alliance between the two countries.

Netanyahu told the U.S. President he would try to form “broad public consensus” on controversial legislation in Israel that would see its highest court stripped of much of its powers.

  • Reuters