May 17, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump spoke with Bibi after sharing Israeli info with Russia

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

NBC's Peter Alexander tweeted that President Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the news that Trump shared Israeli intelligence with top Russian officials last week.

Why it matters: The revelation that Trump shared Israel's intelligence could be damaging to the U.S./Israel relationship, as it leaves the door open for Russia to share the intel with its close ally Iran — one of Israel's biggest adversaries. Israeli intelligence officials told BuzzFeed yesterday that the disclosure to the Russians was their "worst fears confirmed."

On tap: Trump is set to visit Israel next week.

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