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White House National Security Adviser John Bolton and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton landed at Ben Gurion International Airport on Saturday ahead of Monday’s historic trilateral summit to be held in Jerusalem between Russia’s National Security Adviser Nikolay Patrushev, Bolton and Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat.

Bolton is set to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem on Sunday morning.


Netanyahu hailed the upcoming meeting as “historic and unprecedented,” calling it an important step to secure “stability in the Middle East during turbulent times.” He added that the meeting of the world’s greatest superpowers in Jerusalem “greatly attests to the current international standing of Israel among the nations” as well.

The top issue on the agenda is that of Iran’s efforts to entrench itself in Syria, its escalating tensions with the United States, and its rising involvement with regional terror, including its meddling in Lebanon and Gaza, on Israel’s northern and southern borders, and in Judea and Samaria. It’s also very likely the three officials will discuss the issue of security – and peace – between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.