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Rivlin’s office in talks to hold meeting with Congressional leadership while in DC

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin seen on the train from New York to Washington DC, on December 08, 2015.  (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Israeli president Reuven Rivlin seen on the train from New York to Washington DC, on December 08, 2015. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Congressional leadership is in talks with President Reuven Rivlin’s office to set up a meeting between the sides while the president is in Washington next week, a source familiar with the matter tells The Times of Israel.

In March, Rivlin’s office said that it was in talks with leadership on Capitol Hill for the president to give an address to a joint session of Congress.

Rivlin is slated to fly to the US on Saturday night, landing in New York on Sunday afternoon, where he will hold meetings at the United Nations and with American Jewish leaders. On Monday morning, he will take off to Washington where he will meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House for bilateral talks on strengthening US-Israel ties.

Rivlin is scheduled to return to New York that same day. The source who spoke to The Times of Israel did not mention a joint session address, hinting that it may no longer be in the cards.

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