Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to overhaul the judicial system in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 18, 2023.

Biden invites Netanyahu to US, Israeli PM’s office says

Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to overhaul the judicial system in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 18, 2023.

Amid perceived strained relations between Joe Biden the far-right government of Benajmin Netanyahu, the US president has invited the hard right Israeli prime minister to the US.

Tensions between Biden and Netanyahu have allegedly been heightened due to the Israeli PM’s increasing authoritarian domestic policies and his aggression against Palestinians [Getty]

President Joe Biden invited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States for a meeting, the first since the latter returned to office late last year, Netanyahu’s office said on Monday.

The invitation comes at a time when Washington continues to express disapproval over the Israeli government’s controversial legal reforms and aggressive settlement expansions.

It also comes the same day Israeli President Isaac Herzog is set to travel to the United States for a visit where he is expected to meet Biden at the White House.

“President Biden invited PM Netanyahu for a meeting in the US soon,” the Israeli premier’s office said in a statement.

“The PM accepted the invitation and it was agreed that Israeli and US teams will coordinate the details of the meeting.”

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