(AFP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will discuss the possibility of US President Donald Trump attending the May opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem when he meets Trump on Monday.
Netanyahu made the comment late Saturday before boarding a flight to the United States.
“I’ll definitely discuss with him that possibility,” Netanyahu said in response to a journalist’s question on whether he planned to invite Trump for the occasion.
“I’m very grateful to him for this historic decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the American embassy to Jerusalem on our independence day,” he said.
The May 14 date of the embassy opening coincides with the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel.
The new embassy will initially be located in a US consular building in Jerusalem while Washington searches for a permanent location.