Amid Corruption Probe, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Curries Favor With Trump06:14
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Dec. 11, 2016. (Abir Sultan/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Dec. 11, 2016. (Abir Sultan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Israel is attempting to solidify its longstanding role as a key U.S. ally. President Trump has praised Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and over the weekend Netanyahu returned the favor:

Meanwhile Netanyahu is fending off two corruption investigations, which he has described as a "witch hunt."

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson checks in with Neri Zilber (@NeriZilber), a journalist and adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Tel Aviv, about how Israelis and Palestinians are reacting to Trump's first 10 days in office.

Correction: In the audio atop this post, host Jeremy Hobson said the Israeli government was planning to build 2,500 new settlements. The government is planning to build 2,500 new housing units in existing settlements. We regret the error.

This segment aired on January 30, 2017.

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