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    Mr. Netanyahu Comes to Washington

    Will “shalom” mean peace? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, ostensibly to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran. Despite the two leaders’ professions of mutual affinity, it’s expected that Trump’s not about to scrap last year’s Iran nuclear deal, which Israel so vehemently opposed. Rather, experts believe Netanyahu will acquiesce to the new administration’s long-shot plan to tighten controls on the Islamic Republic’s “peaceful” nuclear program. With both taking a hard line, they’ll be starting a dance some believe could bring either one a few steps from war.

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