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Netanyahu describes Biden meet as ‘friendly, cordial and warm’

The closed meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and US Vice President Joe Biden was “friendly, cordial and warm,” the PMO says, pointing to the two leaders’ 30-year friendship.

After their public statements, Netanyahu and Biden and their respective aides talked about various topics, including the Islamic State and Iran’s involvement in the Syrian civil war; weapons smuggling from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon; efforts to reach a detente with Turkey; the construction of a regional natural gas pipeline; security coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority; and ongoing Palestinian incitement.

US Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu give joint statements to press in the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, March 9, 2016. (AFP/POOL/DEBBIE HILL)
US Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu give joint statements to press in the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, March 9, 2016. (AFP/POOL/DEBBIE HILL)

During the meeting, Netanyahu showed Biden a clip with examples of Palestinian incitement, the PMO says. He mentioned that the PA’s Facebook site praises yesterday’s terror attacks, in which one US citizen was killed.

— Raphael Ahren

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