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PM Netanyahu's remarks at the White House

Let us seize this moment together; let us bolster security; let us seek new avenues of peace; and let us bring the remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States to even greater heights.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Washington DC, at the White House, made the following remarks at the start of his joint press conference with US President Donald Trump:
"President Trump, thank you for the truly warm hospitality you and Melania have shown me, my wife Sara, our entire delegation. I deeply value your friendship to me, to the State of Israel. It was so clearly evident in the words you just spoke. Israel has no better ally than the United States, and I want to assure you, the United States has no better ally than Israel.
Our alliance has been remarkably strong, but under your leadership, I'm confident it will get even stronger. I look forward to working with you to dramatically upgrade our alliance in every field, in security, in technology, in cyber and trade and so many others. And I certainly welcome your forthright call to ensure that Israel is treated fairly in international forums and that the slander and boycotts of Israel are resisted mightily by the power and moral position of the United States of America.
As you have said, our alliance is based on a deep bond of common values and common interest. And increasingly, those values and interests are under attack by one malevolent force: Radical Islamic terror.
Mr. President, you've shown great clarity and courage in confronting this challenge head-on. You call for confronting Iran's terrorist regime, preventing Iran from realizing this terrible deal into a nuclear arsenal, and you have said that the United States is committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons. You call for the defeat of ISIS.
Under your leadership, I believe we can reverse the rising tide of radical Islam. And in this great task, as in so many others, Israel stands with you and I stand with you.
Mr. President, in rolling back militant Islam, we can seize an historic opportunity, because for the first time in my lifetime and for the first time in the life of my country, Arab countries in the region do not see Israel as an enemy, but increasingly – as an ally.
I believe that under your leadership, this change in our region creates an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen security and advance peace. Let us seize this moment together; let us bolster security; let us seek new avenues of peace; and let us bring the remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States to even greater heights.
Thank you, thank you, Mr. President."
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PM Netanyahu speaks with US President Donald Trump

​The Prime Minister expressed his desire to work closely with President Trump to forge a common vision to advance peace and security in the region.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to US President Donald Trump in what was a very warm conversation.

The Prime Minister expressed his desire to work closely with President Trump to forge a common vision to advance peace and security in the region, with no daylight between the United States and Israel.

The two leaders discussed the nuclear deal with Iran, the peace process with the Palestinians and other issues.

President Trump invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to come to Washington to meet him in February.

A final date for the visit will be set in the days ahead.
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New Poll Shows 83% of Israelis Think Donald Trump will be a ‘Pro-Israel President’

Ruderman Family Foundation releases new poll that finds vast majority of Israelis see Trump as Pro-Israel, although 48% think there is no chance he can lead to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians

Jerusalem — A new poll conducted by the Ruderman Family Foundation found that an overwhelming 83% of Israelis envision President-elect Donald Trump as a ‘Pro-Israel president’.

The study polled 500 Israelis that when asked if President-elect Trump would be a Pro-Israel president, 83% responded with a yes, while 17% thought otherwise.

The poll, conducted by Dialog, asked Israelis a number of questions surrounding their views on the recent US Presidential election, its impact on Israel and if the anti-Semitic events that have occurred in the US since the election are troubling. The poll also revealed that 42% of those surveyed think there is ‘no chance’ that Trump will scrap the Iran Nuclear Agreement, only 3% think the President-elect will undoubtedly execute on his promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem; and 48% are concerned about the increase in anti-Semitic incidents which were reported in the US since the Trump victory on November 8.

"Our poll of Israelis regarding the new U.S. administration and its impending impact on Israel and American Jewry shows that Israelis are optimistic that President-elect Trump will be a friend of Israel while at the same time they are concerned about the growing incidents of anti Semitism in the United States and its impact on the American Jewish community,” said Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on strengthening the relationship between Israel and the American Jewish community. “Israelis have faith in a strong relationship between the United States and Israel, but are worried about the new reality for their fellow Jews in America.”

This will be the topic of conversation at the Knesset Caucus for Israel-US Relations, in partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation, today, December 5, at 10:00 am that will discuss the American Jewish community in the new era of a Donald Trump administration. The gathering will host Jonathan Greenblatt, President of the ADL, Jane Eisner, Editor in Chief of the Forward; Gil Troy, Professor at McGill University and the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa; and Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY 1st District) via video to discuss the implications for the American Jewish community and what it can look to over the next four years.



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PM Netanyahu Speaks with US President-elect Trump

PM Netanyahu Speaks with US President-elect Trump



​The two leaders had a warm and heartfelt conversation. They also discussed regional issues. President-elect Trump invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to a meeting in the United States at the first opportunity.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone with United States President-elect Donald Trump.

Prime Minister Netanyahu congratulated President-elect Trump on his victory and told him that the United States has no better ally than Israel. The two leaders, who have known each other for many years, had a warm and heartfelt conversation. They also discussed regional issues. President-elect Trump invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to a meeting in the United States at the first opportunity.

Prime Minister Netanyahu told President-elect Trump that both he and his wife Sara are looking forward to meeting him and his wife Melania.
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