Talks Underway to Arrange Trump-Netanyahu Meeting Next Month, Israeli Official Confirms

The Prime Minister's Office and the White House are trying to coordinate a meeting in September, when Netanyahu is scheduled to speak at the UN General Assembly

U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver remarks before a dinner at Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may meet with U.S. President Donald Trump during a visit to New York in September. A senior official in Jerusalem confirmed that the Prime Minister's Office is in talks with the White House in an attempt to have the meeting coincide with Netanyahu’s scheduled speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Netanyahu is expected to arrive in the U.S. after a visit to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. The schedule of the entire trip – including the possible meeting with Trump – has not yet been finalized.

Netanyahu will speak at the General Assembly on September 19 and is expected to fly back to Israel before Rosh Hashanah begins.  

If confirmed, the meeting will be the third of its kind this year. In February, Netanyahu and Trump met during the prime minister's trip to Washington, followed by another meeting when the president visited Israel in May.

During a joint press conference following the first meeting, Trump told Netanyahu that he must show flexibility to prove he wants peace with the Palestinians.