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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. President Donald Trump will speak by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at 1:30 p.m. ET/1830 GMT on Sunday, the White House said.

Trump, who was sworn in on Friday, has criticized former President Barack Obama's policies toward Israel and has promised to improve relations after taking office.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Andrea Ricci)

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