US President Joe Biden
US President Joe BidenOfficial White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly pledged in a conversation yesterday (Monday) with the President of the United States Joe Biden that he will freeze construction in Judea and Samaria until the end of the year.

According to Yaron Avraham's report on Channel 12 News, no more new towns will be approved and no new housing units will be planned or built throughout Judea and Samaria.

In a conversation yesterday, Netanyahu told Biden that he would complete the final approval of the reduction of the reasonability clause. "Netanyahu informed the US president about the law that will be passed next week in the Knesset and that it is his intention to try to formulate a broad public consensus regarding the remainder of the process during the summer break," the statement said.

It was also reported that President Biden invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to an upcoming meeting in the US. "The Prime Minister responded positively to the invitation and it was agreed that the Israeli and US teams will coordinate the details of the meeting." The meeting is expected to take place at the UN and not at the White House.

Officials in the White House confirmed to Israel National News that "the President and the Prime Minister have agreed on holding a meeting between them during the year 2023. A date has not yet been set."

The officials declined to confirm whether the two leaders would meet at the UN or at the White House.

The Prime Minister's Office denied the report that there will be a construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.