Netanyahu arrives in US to meet Trump

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Netanyahu, Trump In this photo made on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York. (Kobi Gideon,GPO via AP)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington, D.C. on Monday night ahead of a high-profile meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports.

Netanyahu arrives in US to meet Trump

Netanyahu arrives in US to meet Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington, D.C. on Monday night ahead of a high-profile meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. CGTN's Stephanie Freid reports.
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The meeting on Wednesday is expected to be much warmer than Netanyahu’s famously tense encounters with former President Barack Obama.

The Israeli leader will still need to tread with caution on sensitive issues such as Israeli settlement construction and the conflict with the Palestinians, Iran, and the war in Syria.

Ahead of the visit, Netanyahu said he would handle ties with the U.S., Israel’s closest and most important ally, in a “prudent manner,” but he steered clear of specifics.

“President Trump and I see eye-to-eye on the dangers emanating from the region but also on the opportunities and we’ll talk about both as well as upgrading the relations between the United States and Israel in many many fields,” Netanyahu said.

According to Israel’s political insiders, issues on the agenda include U.S.-Iran relations and possible re-negotiation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Story compiled with information from Associated Press and CGTN