Israel’s prime minister tweeted this morning about his meetings yesterday with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, saying, “After meeting with 2 leading candidates for POTUS, I’m more convinced than ever that Israel-US bond will remain strong after the elections.
Republican nominee Trump met with Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday morning at Trump Tower. Democrat Clinton met the Israeli leader in the evening at The W Hotel USQ in Manhattan.
Netanyahu was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
The press was barred from covering Trump’s meeting with the prime minister but offices for both said they discussed Israeli security and efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East. Their meeting lasted over an hour and included discussion of the Iran nuclear deal, of which Trump and Netanyahu are fierce critics; military assistance; security; and regional stability.
“Mr. Trump recognized that Israel and its citizens have suffered far too long on the front lines of Islamic terrorism,” said a statement from Trump’s office. “He agreed with Prime Minister Netanyahu that the Israeli people want a just and lasting peace with their neighbors, but that peace will only come when the Palestinians renounce hatred and violence and accept Israel as a Jewish State,”
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