Netanyahu Thanks U.S. Lawmakers for ‘Strong Support’ During Jerusalem Visit

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to his governing Likud Party members during the Likud convention in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Israel's governing Likud Party has approved a merger with an ultranationalist rival, forming a hawkish bloc that appears poised to sweep upcoming parliamentary elections. The move …
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The Algemeiner reports: – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday with a bipartisan delegation from the US Congress, thanking the lawmakers for their “strong support” of the Jewish state, according to a statement from the Israeli leader’s office.

Netanyahu and the six-member American delegation discussed regional security challenges as well as opportunities for further US-Israel economic collaboration.

The prime minister’s meeting with the lawmakers came before President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and international negotiations representative Jason Greenblatt arrived in Israel on Wednesday night for discussions on renewed US-led peace efforts in the region.

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