Donald Trump is known by most Americans to be a far better friend to Israel than his rival, Hillary Clinton.
Trump just proved that big-time in his sit down meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu.
Israel and the Palestinians have violently disagreed for decades on how to coexist peacefully. Israel has desired to find a workable solution while the Palestinians have stepped up the violence and clearly wish Israel never existed. Israel has been a close American ally but Obama has let that relationship cool considerably with his obvious affections for the Muslim community.
Israel has wanted to have the city of Jerusalem recognized as their capital for a very long time and previous president George W Bush made that one of his campaign promises which he failed to deliver on after being elected.
It is no secret that the status of Jerusalem has been a major bone of contention between Israel and the Palestinians and an official recognition of Jerusalem by a Trump administration could add some friction to an already volatile situation. It would, no doubt, spur a repudiation from the United Nations.
Republican Presidential powerhouse, Donald Trump, is showing no fear in his vow to make such a recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a reality. If this were to happen, it would most assuredly be an improvement in America’s relationship with her long time ally.
CNN reported this statement from the Trump campaign about the 90 minute meeting:
The Trump campaign statement said during the meeting, “Trump agreed that the military assistance provided to Israel and missile defense cooperation with Israel are an excellent investment for America,” amid the backdrop of speculation that Trump would support cutting U.S. military aid to Israel.
Trump told Netanyahu that if elected, “there will be extraordinary strategic, technological, military and intelligence cooperation between the two countries.” Trump added that Israel is a “vital partner of the United States in the global war against radical Islamic terrorism.” The two also discussed the nuclear deal with Iran and the fight against ISIS.
“Mr. Trump acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish People for over 3000 years, and that the United States, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel,” the statement read.
“Mr. Trump recognized that Israel and its citizens have suffered far too long on the front lines of Islamic terrorism,” according to the statement. “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.”
After the meeting with Donald Trump, Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu followed up with a shorter meeting with Hillary Clinton to try and give her equal time but Clinton has been too closely associated with president Obama’s strained relationship with Israel. PM Netanyahu probably doesn’t trust her. ….And who could blame him?
Source: Right Wing News