RT-Engels: 22-07-2024,

The Israeli PM is set to address the US Congress and is also expected to meet Kamala Harris

The meeting between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, set to take place this week, will go ahead as planned despite Biden dropping out of the presidential race, AP reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Netanyahu’s office confirmed that the Prime Minister would be traveling to the US on Monday, as scheduled. The Israeli leader is slated to address the US Congress on July 24, where he said he would present “the truth about our just war” in Gaza amid mounting pressure to secure a ceasefire and hostage deal with Hamas to stop the bloodshed.

The exact timing of the meeting between Biden and Netanyahu has yet to be established as the US president is still recovering from Covid-19 at his Delaware home, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Biden team not worried ahead of Netanyahu speech – Sullivan

Initially, Biden allegedly did not want to give the Israeli PM “satisfaction” by stepping down before his visit to Washington, the New York Times claimed on Friday. Tensions between the two leaders have been rising since the US paused delivery of certain bombs to Israel in May amid calls to scale back the offensive in the densely populated city of Rafah in southern Gaza.

Netanyahu is reportedly also set to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris,

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