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Netanyahu has ‘promise’ from Trump to be 2nd foreign leader invited to White House

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gotten a “promise” from Donald Trump that he will be the second foreign leader invited to the White House, maybe early next month, says a former State Department aide who just returned to the U.S. from meetings with Netanyahu aides.



David Makovsky said this morning in New York, “We’re hearing that they think– and don’t hold me to this because it’s not up to me, that they’ve got some promise that they’re going to be the second visitor to be coming to Washington. I guess Putin is number one [laughter] but I don’t know. Not unless it’s the British or the Canadians– that would be more traditional… But they think they’re going to be invited very soon, maybe early February. I know there are rumors that he might go to the inauguration, but his people tell me that they think that’s not a good idea. Whatever it is, it might be before [State Department nominee Rex] Tillerson and these guys are even confirmed.”

Makovsky, a longtime Israel supporter and former Jerusalem Post editor who worked for John Kerry’s negotiation team in 2014, spoke at a pro-Israel event at the 92d Street Y in New York. He said he had traveled to Israel to meet with a “number of his [Netanyahu’s] people” including security officials and diplomats because he is concerned about the stakes of any wrong move by the Netanyahu government. Makovsky works for the Israel lobby group, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

He spoke to about 30 people who had paid $36 a head to hear about his effort to fight Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) on college campuses. I’ll have more from Makovsky’s talk on Monday.

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  1. JLewisDickerson
    January 9, 2017, 5:46 am

    RE: “I’ll have more from Makovsky’s talk on Monday.” ~ Weiss

    MEANWHILE, enjoy this from Tel Aviv’s ‘Red Axes’:

    Published on Oct 1, 2012
    Red Axes – 1970

    “1970 EP” out Oct. 15, 2012 on I’m a Cliché.

    1. 1970 –
    2. Walk Alone –
    3. Josef Cookies –

    video by Mamzer

  2. Kay24
    January 9, 2017, 10:47 am

    If Trump had any intelligence he would distance himself from the king of the occupier, because right now he is not looking very good in his country, being grilled by the police for corruption, fraud and who knows what. Any leader right now should keep Nutty at arms length, and watch what the outcome of those investigations will be. On the other hand Trump loves to embrace and surround himself with dictators, racists, and bad guys, so why not Crooked Benjy?

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