There’s no better way to redirect the relationship with a close ally than to extend an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be on hand for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
In a move that would serve as a well-deserved thumb in the eye to President Barack Obama, given his recent anti-Israeli actions, a source close to the transition told the New York Post that Trump’s advisers want to invite Bibi to the inauguration or set a meeting between the leaders beforehand.
The day after his shocking win over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump invited the Israeli prime minister to meet with him “at the first opportunity” while speaking by telephone.
The Post reported a group led by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, “have been aggressively courting Netanyahu and want him to attend the January 20 festivities.”
“There’s a plan for Trump to meet with Netanyahu,” the source said. “They are talking all the time. “And Netanyahu is talking about possibly going to the inauguration.”
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