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Trump and Netanyahu to meet March 5th

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President Trump will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in March 5th, a White House official tells me. This will the 5th meeting between the two leaders since Trump entered the Oval Office.

The backdrop: The announcement comes four says after an unusual spat between Netanyahu and the Trump administration over settlements in the West Bank. It also comes three days after Israeli police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted in two cases of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.