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Israel's Dermer in Washington for White House talks

Israel’s newly appointed Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer is the first member of the Netanyahu government to visit the US and hold talks with Biden administration seniors.
Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference, Washington, March 4, 2018.

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer arrived in Washington on Monday for talks with senior Biden administration officials, marking the first visit to the United States by a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government since it took office in late December.

Dermer, a close confidant of Netanyahu and former ambassador to the United States, was set to meet with senior White House and State Department officials on Monday before heading to Miami, Florida, for an honorary dinner with local Jewish organizations, two Israeli sources told Al-Monitor. His visit was first reported earlier on Monday by journalist Barak Ravid.

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