Moments before boarding his flight to Washington, Netanyahu displayed hopefulness about the opportunity for the Israeli and US leaders to “make history.”

Addressing reporters Sunday at Ben-Gurion Airport, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed optimism about his upcoming meeting with President Donald Trump and his “deal of the century,” comparing the American president to his predecessor, whose Mideast peace plan, according to the Israeli premier, presented an existential threat to the Jewish state.

Watch and listen to his words of hope and optimism.