Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accepted an invitation to visit Chinese President Xi Jinping , after U.S. President Joe Biden refused to invite Netanyahu to visit the White House since his election last year.
In March, Biden announced that he would not extend the customary invitation to Netanyahu, who won his country’s elections in November 2022, in protest at Netanyahu’s proposed reforms to Israel’s judiciary.
Biden met with both of Netanyahu’s predecessors shortly after they were elected. Ironically, Biden himself has considered judicial reforms, such as packing the Supreme Court, that are far more radical than Israel’s reforms.
Xi extended an invitation to Netanyahu that was revealed on Monday. Netanyahu confirmed to a visiting U.S. congressional delegation that he would visit China in the fall, though the U.S. remains Israel’s strongest…