>> We have, I would say, probably the best relationships right now with Israel that we ever had.>> The White House on Monday welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who's left behind a widening corruption probe back in his home country to come and talk to President Trump about a range of issues including the US moving its embassy to Israel's holiest city.
>> President Donald J Trump recognized Jerusulem as Israel's capital. Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people throughout the ages.>> The visit likely a welcome distraction for the four term Prime Minister, after Israeli police last month recommended that the 68-year-old be indicted for bribery in two cases.
And on Friday, Netanyahu faced a new round of questioning from detectives in connection with a third investigation. He insists he is innocent. Netanyahu's visit comes as the White House deals with its own turmoil. Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner, the President's lead negotiator for his Middle East peace plan had his security clearance revoked last week.
The Washington Post reported that officials from four countries, including Israel, talked privately about ways to manipulate Kushner by exploiting his business ties and lack of foreign policy experience. NBC news also reporting over the weekend, that Special Counsel, Robert Muller, is investigating whether Kushner's business discussions with foreigners during the presidential transition, later shaped White House policies.
>> This is the hardest deal.>> The Trump administration has said it's getting close to releasing a plan for an Israeli Palestinian peace accord, which Palestine fears will be far more favorable to Israel.>> Under your leadership, it's never been stronger.>> Netanyahu's meeting with the President is his fifth since Trump took office.
Apart from moving the US embassy from Jerusalem, the two leaders are also expected to discuss Iran's nuclear aspirations and its activity in Syria.>> We have to stop this country, the chants, death to Israel, death to America. Iran must be stopped.