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What Does Trump Want From Netanyahu?

It’s clear enough what the Israeli prime minister expects. But the Americans are in a position to make their own demands.
Source: Reuters

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the White House on February 15th, the visit will be unlike any other—and not only because of the turmoil roiling the Trump administration following the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. After 11 years as prime minister, and countless meetings with American presidents and secretaries of state, Netanyahu will be greeted for the first time in the Oval Office by a Republican president. For a leader who has long endured ideological, stylistic, and personal gaps with two Democratic presidents, while being hailed as a soulmate by GOP Members of Congress and presidential candidates, he will hardly be able to believe his luck.

Indeed, relations with this particular Republican president could be especially warm. Netanyahu and President Donald Trump benefit from

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