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Biden extends invite to Israel's Netanyahu to visit US

President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone Monday.
US Vice President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands while giving joint statements at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on March 9, 2016. Biden implicitly criticised Palestinian leaders for not condemning attacks against Israelis, as an upsurge in violence marred his visit. / AFP / POOL / DEBBIE HILL (Photo credit should read DEBBIE HILL/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to an upcoming meeting in the United States, according to an Israeli readout of their phone call Monday. 

"President Biden invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet in the US soon," Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.

“The prime minister responded positively to the invitation and it was agreed that the Israeli and US teams would coordinate the details of the meeting,” the statement said, adding that the pair had a "warm and long conversation."

No date or location was given, fueling speculation that the meeting would take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this September. 

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