The White House says the two leaders are expected to discuss issues of mutual interest to the U.S. and Israel. Among them are the stalled Middle East peace process and broader unrest in the region that has toppled Egypt's longtime leader, Hosni Mubarak, and threatens the regimes in Syria and Yemen.
Another topic for discussion would be the landmark reconciliation agreement that rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed Wednesday. It ends a four-year rift that had divided the territory envisioned as a future Palestinian state.
Netanyahu says the agreement is a "mortal blow to peace."