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Bibi Meets with Congressional Leaders

PM Netanyahu with Congressional leaders, Washington, D.C., February 15, 2016 (Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Yesterday was a busy day in Washington, D.C., for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Times of Israel reports that after Netanyahu's meeting at the White House, he sat down with senior leaders of Congress to discuss the Middle East, including Iran and the Palestinians:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with senior congressional figures on a range of Middle East security issues Wednesday, hours after meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Netanyahu met with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Paul Ryan, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and House minority whip Steny Hoyer in a series of sit-downs.

“The prime minister discussed the issues of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and the Palestinians,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.

In a statement, Ryan said the two had spoken about “the need to hold Iran accountable for its actions, bolster Israel’s qualitative military edge, and push back against international efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state.”

“Prime Minister Netanyahu and I redoubled our commitment to strengthening the historic alliance between the United States and Israel,” Ryan said in the statement...

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