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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu invited to Washington next week to discuss peace, Pence says

Key Points
  • U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss the White House's peace plan, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday.
  • "President Trump asked me to extend an invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to come to the White House next week to discuss regional issues as well as the prospect of peace here in the Holy Land," Pence said after meeting Netanyahu at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on January 23, 2020.
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U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss the White House's peace plan, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday.

"President Trump asked me to extend an invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to come to the White House next week to discuss regional issues as well as the prospect of peace here in the Holy Land," Pence said after meeting Netanyahu at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

"I think that the president is seeking to give Israel the peace and security that it deserves so I gladly accept his invitation," Netanyahu said.