White House clarifies: No immediate plans for Netanyahu invite to DC
Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter
The White House clarifies that while it expects to host Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House, there are no current plans for a visit in place.
“As Ambassador Nides said, there is no plan for PM Netanyahu to visit Washington,” says a spokesman for the National Security Council. “Israeli leaders have a long tradition of visiting Washington, and PM Netanyahu will likely visit at some point.”
The comments came after US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides said this morning that he was “sure he’ll be coming relatively soon,” hours after Netanyahu announced plans to pause controversial judicial overhaul legislation.