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Former Netanyahu aide Nir Hefetz may turn state's witness

Former Netanyahu aide Nir Hefetz may turn state's witness

Donald Trump said he may attend the opening of a controversial new USA embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect created to underscore close ties with Benjamin Netanyahu, as he hosted the Israeli leader at the White House on Monday. "But we're going to have it built very quickly and very inexpensively". "And I think we have to stop this country".

Trump supporters in both countries praised his decision to recognize the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with plans to move the USA embassy to that city from Tel Aviv.

At the same time, the meeting comes just after the United States announced it will open its embassy in Jerusalem in May to coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary celebrations.

Meanwhile, Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and point man on the Middle East, has had his security clearance downgraded amid revelations about potential conflicts of interest. "Many presidents were discussing whether or not to make that decision, and they promised it in their campaigns, but they never were able to do what they should have done". Netanyahu offered praise for the Jerusalem decision, telling Trump that "others talked about it".

The two leaders are expected to discuss a variety of regional issues focusing primarily on Iran, the peace process and regional military issues. "If they don't, you don't have peace. and that's a possibility also".

"We're looking at coming". European allies, which helped negotiate the accord, have resisted any efforts to alter its terms. It came out of this nuclear deal emboldened, enriched. Kostelitz said today, "I don't represent state's witnesses".

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The storm was predicted to last through Saturday as it moved across the state after originating in the Gulf of Alaska. Montecito seemed practically deserted early Friday as authorities and firefighters monitored the nearby hillsides.

Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept a peace agreement brokered by Trump.

Netanyahu will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, followed by meetings with members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

Mired in corruption investigations threatening his political survival, Netanyahu - questioned at his home by police on Friday - will step into a different spotlight during his five-day United States visit. His wife, Sara, who was simultaneously questioned at a different location, is also a suspect in one of the investigations. In the so-called "case 4000", he is suspected of being part of a bribery deal, in which Israel's largest telecom company, Bezeq, received regulatory and financial benefits from the Communication Ministry, which Netanyahu headed between 2014 and 2017, in addition to his capacity as prime minister.

Trump has said he will end the agreement if Congress doesn't somehow "fix" it, but he has not yet taken that step.

So far, Netanyahu has the support of his coalition partners who have said they will wait for the attorney general's decision.