Ne­tanyahu to meet May in Lon­don

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ANS HELP FEFFER

PRIME MIN­IS­TER Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu is ex­pected to visit Lon­don early next week.

Ac­cord­ing to plans that were be­ing fi­nalised late last week, Mr Ne­tanyahu is to ar­rive in Bri­tain on Sun­day evening and meet Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May on Mon­day at Down­ing Street.

The two have not met be­fore as Mrs May’s only of­fi­cial visit to Is­rael, as Home Sec­re­tary, co­in­cided with the se­cu­rity cri­sis fol­low­ing the kid­nap­ping of three Is­raeli teenagers in June 2014.

The two prime min­is­ters were sched­uled to meet last month at the Davos World Eco­nomic Fo­rum but Mr Ne­tanyahu can­celled the meet­ing in protest over Bri­tain’s vote in favour of the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion against Is­rael’s set­tle­ment pol­icy, and even­tu­ally scrapped his en­tire trip to Davos.

At the top of Mr Ne­tanyahu’s agenda will be his at­tempt to get Bri­tain to take a tougher stance on the Ira­nian regime.

He will also be in­ter­ested in get­ting Mrs May’s im­pres­sions of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump fol­low­ing her visit to Wash­ing­ton. How­ever, un­like the Bri­tish gov­ern­ment, Mr Ne­tanyahu and his aides al­ready have close con­tacts with the new pres­i­dent’s team and the prime min­is­ter has met Mr Trump a num­ber of times in the past.

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