Israel’s Netanyahu says UAE president invited him to visit

Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister and the head of Likud party, speaks to his supporters after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at his party's headquarters in Jerusalem, Nov 2, 2022. (OREN ZIV / AP)

JERUSALEM – Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on track to regain top office after last week's election, said he spoke on Thursday to the president of United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

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"Sheikh bin Zayed invited me to visit his country so that we can together advance bilateral ties," tweeted Netanyahu, who as prime minister in 2020 forged formal relations with Abu Dhabi.