Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Washington for a meeting with US President Trump, deliver a speech to America’s biggest pro-Israel group and resume his critique of the Iran nuclear deal, even as a corruption scandal involving Netanyahu grows in Israel.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeted Netanyahu and his wife Sara outside the South Portico of the White House shortly after 12:00 pm on Monday.
Netanyahu is expected to encourage Trump to counter Iran in Syria and express his concerns about the Iran nuclear agreement signed during the administration of former US President Barack Obama.
A warm welcome at the White House, and a speech to a receptive audience at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) could distract Netanyahu momentarily from the graft allegations in Israel.
The visit comes as both Trump and Netanyahu face politically damaging investigations but Netanyahu finds himself in a far more…