PM Netanyahu speaks with French president about Lebanon crisis, Iran nuclear deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron. The conversation lasted about half an hour and was scheduled at request of the French president.

President Macron briefed Prime Minister Netanyahu with the measures he is taking in the crisis in Lebanon.

The leaders decided to speak again in the next few days and meet in Paris at the beginning of next month.

Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Macron discussed the nuclear deal with Iran, Iran’s establishment attempts in Syria and its activities in the region.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting:

“Today we mark 40 years to the historic visit of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Jerusalem and Israel. President Sadat took a bold step, he came to the Knesset; he came to Israel. He was welcomed by the entire nation. Since then the peace with Egypt has survived ups and downs and now Egypt and Israel are on the same side fighting extremist Islamic terror.”

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