Netanyahu Takes Off for Trump Meeting: 'We See Eye to Eye on Mideast Threats, Opportunities'

Before boarding the plane to Washington, Netanyahu vows to 'navigate' ties with U.S. to Israel's benefit; he is slated to meet Trump on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara board a plane on their way to Washington, where the premier will meet with President Donald Trump.
Avi Ohayon, GPO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters before boarding a plane to Washington on Monday that he and President Donald Trump "see eye to eye on the region's major threats as well as opportunities."

Netanyahu will meet Trump on Wednesday.

Netanyahu said at the press conference at Ben Gurion Airport that "the U.S. was always strong, and it's about to get stronger. 

"We will discuss improving the strong alliance in several fields," he said.

Netanyahu noted that his cabinet held a comprehensive discussion of the impending Trump meeting on Sunday, at the end of which he promised to "lead and navigate the historic alliance in favor of Israel's interests, and in favor of Israel's citizens."