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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (Dan Balilty/Pool photo via AP)

President Donald Trump invited Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the US in February


UPDATE: Jan. 22 at 9:19 p.m. 

President Donald Trump said Sunday his phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "very nice." 

After the call, the White House put out a statement saying Trump invited the Israeli leader to visit in February. 

"The President and the Prime Minister agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed by Iran," the statement said.

Original Story

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the phone on Sunday. 

Sunday's call will make Netanyahu one of the first foreign leaders Trump has spoken with since he took office on Friday.  He's already spoken with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, according to ABC News

Israel's relationship with the Obama administration wasn't exactly a friendly one. 

However, the Israeli leader has signaled that he's looking forward to developing relations with the Trump administration. 

"Congrats to my friend President Trump. Look forward [sic] to working closely with you to make the alliance between Israel & USA stronger than ever," Netanyahu tweeted Friday. 

According to CNN, Netanyahu told his cabinet that the civil war in Syria, the Palestinians and the nuclear agreement with Iran were at the top of his priority list for Sunday's call. 

Trump to meet with leaders in Mexico and Canada to renegotiate NAFTA 

Sunday, Trump announced plans to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with leaders in Mexico and Canada, according to CNN.

Renegotiating the 23-year-old trade deal was one of Trump's major campaign promises. 

This, however, may not be met with a ton of support in Congress because Republicans have traditionally supported free trade. Former President Barack Obama was also critical of NAFTA, but his renegotiation efforts ended with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trump has pledged to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which hasn't been enacted, and renegotiate the terms of NAFTA. 

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