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Will Israeli PM Netanyahu's visit with President Obama warm up frosty relations?




President Obama will meet for the first time face to face with PM Netanyahu since the Iran deal caused tensions between the countries.
President Obama will meet for the first time face to face with PM Netanyahu since the Iran deal caused tensions between the countries.
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The weather forecast for Washington DC on Monday: chilly, may warm up later.

That's not strictly a meteorological forecast however - it's the likely temperature in the Oval Office, where President Barack Obama is meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

It's the first time the two have been face-to-face since the Israeli leader defiantly cozied up to the Republicans to try to defeat a U.S.-Iran nuclear deal last spring.

The gambit failed - the deal went through any way - but relations with the Obama administration turned very, very cold. 

Now the pair are trying to make nice, with Israel asking for more military aid, and the U.S. pressing for a renewed commitment to a two-state solution with the Palestinians. 

 Zack Beauchamp, writer from Vox.com, joined host A Martinez to lay out what's on the agenda.

To listen to the segment, click on the audio above.