Sunday, September 25, 2016

Trump pledges to recognize Jerusalem as united capital of Israel

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that if elected president, he would recognize Jerusalem as the “undivided capital” of Israel, ending a long-standing US policy which has kept the American embassy in Tel Aviv.

The two met for over an hour in Trump’s private residence in Trump Tower in Manhattan on Sunday.Among the topics of discussion were the Iran nuclear deal and the regional turmoil caused by the rise of the ISIS terror organization.

During the meeting, Trump said that he “recognized Israel as a vital partner” in the “global war against radical Islamic terrorism,” a statement released by the campaign said.
According to the campaign press release, Trump agreed with the Israeli Prime Minister that while Israelis “want a just and lasting peace with their neighbors,” no peace could be achieved in the region until “Palestinians renounce hatred and violence and accept Israel as a Jewish state.” (Read More)