Islamic Terrorism Troubling Israel: Donald Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump met privately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for over an hour on Sunday at Mr. Trump’s residence in Trump Tower.
Mr. Trump said that he and the Prime Minister discussed the special relationship between America and Israel and the unbreakable bond between the two countries.
The topics of military assistance, security and regional stability were addressed. Mr. Trump agreed that the military assistance provided to Israel and missile defense cooperation with Israel are an excellent investment for America.
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Mr. Trump said that under a Trump administration, there will be extraordinary strategic, technological, military and intelligence cooperation between the two countries. He recognized Israel as a vital partner of the United States in the global war against “radical Islamic terrorism.”
They discussed at length the nuclear deal with Iran, the battle against ISIS, and many other regional security concerns.
Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed Israel’s successful experience with a security fence that helped secure its borders. They discussed Israel’s burgeoning hi-tech and biotech economy and how it has made stunning advances improving and saving lives around the world.
In particular, Mr. Trump noted Israel’s emergence as a world leader in cyber defense and security and its cooperation with the United States in this regard.
Mr. Trump recognized that Israel and its citizens have suffered far too long on the front lines of Islamic terrorism. 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.
Finally, 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.
According to Mr. Trump’s Facebook post, the meeting concluded with both leaders promising the highest level of mutual support and cooperation should Mr. Trump have the privilege of being elected President of the United States.
The U.S. presidential election is scheduled to take place Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Photo courtesy: Donald Trump / Facebook page