Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin NetanyahuReuters

Prime Minister Netanyahu opened today's weekly cabinet meeting with the upcoming visit of US Vice President Mike Pence, expected to land in Israel tonight.

“Tonight, a great friend of the State of Israel will arrive - Mike Pence,” Netanyahu said. “We will receive him happily and will discuss efforts of the Trump administration to curb Iranian aggression and advance peace in the region.”

Netanyahu attacked the Arab MKs who announced they would boycott Pence’s speech in the Knesset. “It is a disgrace that MKs seek to boycott the speech. We will all be there, and will give the Vice President the honor due to him.”

The Prime Minister also shared some of his experiences from his official visit to India last week.

“There were many exciting events, but I will bring up two of them in particular: The meeting with Moishy, a sweet boy who is continuing his life with the love of his grandparents, and the second exciting meeting was with representatives of the Jewish community. It’s a small community, but their contribution to India is high, not proportionate [to their numbers].”

ראש הממשלה בפתח ישיבת הממשלה 21-1