Benjamin Netanyahu meets Elon Musk, non-stop at the White House

At the end of the Rosh Hashanah long weekend, the Israeli prime minister flew to the United States. He was accompanied to the airport by a demonstration by activists opposed to the reform of the judicial system. Meetings in San Francisco and New York for Benjamin Netanyahu but no stop at the White House as he had hoped since his return to power last December.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Rome, March 10, 2023. REUTERS - REMO CASILLI

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With our correspondent in Jerusalem, Michel Paul

Bibi's journey begins in Silicon Valley. During his trip to the United States, Benjamin Netanyahu will first meet billionaire Elon Musk. Officially the two men will talk about business. In particular, artificial intelligence projects already mentioned during a telephone conversation about three months ago. And also the creation of a Tesla factory in Israel that would be the first in this region of the world. A meeting that comes as Elon Musk is in full conflict with the Anti-Defamation League which accuses him of spreading anti-Semitic content including on his platform X (ex-Twitter). Netanyahu's visit to California will be targeted by the Israeli community there. Many events are planned.

This will also be the case during the Israeli Prime Minister's second stop in New York where he will address the UN General Assembly. He will finally meet on the sidelines of this event with US President Joe Biden. Benjamin Netanyahu wants to talk above all about the Iranian problem. But the White House has already announced that democracy in Israel will also be discussed.

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