All right, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is here in Washington today. He's meeting with President Trump. Before their meeting, their fifth so far, Netanyahu thanked Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: We remember 70 years ago, President Harry S. Truman was the first leader to recognize the Jewish state. And we remember how a few weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people throughout the ages.
KELLY: But Palestinians, who also have a claim to that city, have said they want someone besides the U.S. to lead peace efforts now. Netanyahu's trip here comes as he is facing mounting corruption investigations back home. And here to get us up to speed on all of that is NPR's Daniel Estrin. He's traveled here with the prime minister from Jerusalem, and he joins me now. Hey, Daniel.
DANIEL ESTRIN, BYLINE: Hi.
KELLY: So do we know what the president and prime minister talked about when they got together today?
ESTRIN: Yes. Netanyahu just briefed the group of reporters traveling with him. He told us the central issue in their meeting was, quote, "Iran, Iran and Iran." He said about half...
ESTRIN: Yeah, half of their discussion focused on Iran, you know, because President Trump faces a deadline in May whether to continue to waive sanctions on Iran. And if the U.S. renews sanctions, that would mean that the U.S. would effectively pull out of the nuclear agreement. So Netanyahu said Trump asked him his opinion about it, and he said very clearly to Trump, fully fix or fully nix the agreement.
The Palestinians also came up in their discussion. Netanyahu said he has made his position clear. He doesn't want to govern the Palestinians, but he said that Israel should have overriding security control of the West Bank under any agreement with the Palestinians. And that does not meet the Palestinians' demand. They will not accept any Israeli security presence in a Palestinian state.
KELLY: All right, so as we watch and wait to see if the Iran deal will be fully fixed or fully nixed, let me ask you a Jared Kushner question because Jared Kushner's been the White House lead on trying to restart peace talks. But he's had a challenging last few days. He had his security clearance lowered. Did he meet with Netanyahu today?
ESTRIN: Yeah, well, Netanyahu said — he told us that Kushner was not present during a more limited meeting with limited staff, but then he was at a working lunch that the two leaders had. I asked Netanyahu about a Washington Post report that Israel was among four countries that look to take advantage of Kushner's inexperience, looking for potential leverage with him. For instance, Kushner's family companies have taken loans from Israeli banks. Netanyahu replied, we didn't say a word about that in our meeting. And he wouldn't comment further.
KELLY: And meanwhile, catch us up to speed on these allegations against Netanyahu back home. There's this corruption investigation underway. Israeli media say one of his former aides has agreed to help the police. We should say there are no charges at this point. But just walk us through the allegations.
ESTRIN: Well, there are two cases that the police have recommended for prosecution. The attorney general — you know, that will take months for him to decide whether to file charges. The cases involve accepting gifts from wealthy bankers, other things, other backroom deals. Netanyahu was very curt about this today. He didn't want to get into it with reporters. He said the investigations did not come up during his meeting with Trump.
KELLY: And briefly, Daniel, what else does Netanyahu have on his plate here in the States?
ESTRIN: He's talking to the pro-Israel group AIPAC tomorrow morning. He's been very upbeat on this trip, I have to say. And analysts say that he often gets a boost back home when he's seen in the U.S. talking with, you know, Trump.
KELLY: All right, that's NPR's Daniel Estrin reporting. Thanks, Daniel.
ESTRIN: You're welcome.
好，以色列总理本杰明·内塔尼亚胡今天在华盛顿 。他同特朗普总统举行了会谈 。这是二人的第5次会谈，在正式会谈之前，内塔尼亚胡对特朗普承认耶路撒冷为以色列首都表示了感谢 。
以色列总理本杰明·内塔尼亚胡：我们记得70年前，哈里·S·杜鲁门总统是首位承认犹太国家以色列的领导人 。我们记得，几周以前唐纳德·约翰·特朗普承认耶路撒冷为以色列首都 。总统先生，这将被以色列各时期民众所铭记 。
凯莉：但是巴勒斯坦也宣称对耶路撒冷拥有主权，他们表示希望由美国之外的国家来领导和平努力 。内塔尼亚胡此次访美正值他在国内面临不断严重的腐败调查 。NPR新闻的丹尼尔·埃斯特林将带我们了解详细情况 。他随以色列总理从耶路撒冷来到华盛顿，现在他将和我们连线 。你好，丹尼尔 。
埃斯特林：知道 。内塔尼亚胡对随同他采访的记者进行了简短说明 。他说此次会谈的核心问题是“伊朗、伊朗和伊朗” 。他说大约一半…
埃斯特林：对，二人会谈的一半内容围绕伊朗展开，因为特朗普总统要在5月份决定是否继续免除伊朗遭受的制裁 。如果美国重新对伊朗施加制裁，那就意味着美国实际上将退出伊朗核协议 。内塔尼亚胡表示，特朗普问他对此事的看法，他明确对特朗普表示，要么彻底修改协议要么彻底禁止协议 。
二人在会谈中还提出了巴勒斯坦问题 。内塔尼亚胡表示，他阐明了自己的立场 。他不想统治巴勒斯坦，但是他说无论与巴勒斯坦达成何种协议，以色列都应该在约旦河西岸拥有高于一切的安全控制权 。而巴勒斯坦并不同意这一要求 。他们不会接受任何以色列在“巴勒斯坦国”部署的安全措施 。
凯莉：好，伊朗核协议是会被彻底修改还是彻底禁止，我们要拭目以待，现在我想问一个与贾里德·库什纳有关的问题，贾里德·库什纳是白宫重启巴以和谈的负责人 。但是几天以前他遇到了挑战 。他的安全许可被降级了 。他今天同内塔尼亚胡会面了吗？
埃斯特林：对，内塔尼亚胡表示，在限定人员的限制会谈中，库什纳没有出席，不过两国元首共进工作午餐时，库什纳在场 。我向内塔尼亚胡求证了《华盛顿邮报》的报道，该报道称有4个国家计划利用库什纳缺乏经验这点，希望对其施加影响，而以色列就是这4个国家之一 。举例来说，库什纳的家族企业从以色列银行借了贷款 。内塔尼亚胡回答称，我们在会谈中完全没有谈及库什纳 。他不愿进一步置评 。
凯莉：下面请你介绍一下内塔尼亚胡在以色列国内面临的指控 。针对他的腐败调查正在进行之中 。以色列媒体报道称，他的一名前助手已经同意协助警方 。我们要指出的是，目前内塔尼亚胡没有遭到任何起诉 。请你介绍一下他面临的指控 。
埃斯特林：警方建议对两起案件进行起诉 。以色列总检察长表示，他需要数个月的时间，以决定是否提起诉讼 。内塔尼亚胡涉嫌从富有银行家手里收受礼物和其他物品并进行幕后交易 。内塔尼亚胡今天简单地回答了这一问题 。他并不想对记者多说 。他说他和特朗普在会谈中并没有提及这些调查 。
埃斯特林：他明天上午将在美国以色列公共事务委员会（简称AIPAC）发表演讲 。我要说，他一直非常看好此次美国之行 。分析人士表示，内塔尼亚胡在美国同特朗普举行会谈之后，他在以色列国内的形象通常会得到提升 。
凯莉：好，以上是NPR新闻的丹尼尔·埃斯特林带来的报道 。谢谢你，丹尼尔 。
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