Friday, February 17, 2017

Netanyahu: Trump meeting 'historic', we see eye-to-eye

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hailed his meeting with President Donald Trump this week as “historic”, declaring the beginning of a “new age” in US-Israel relations.

The Prime Minister spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday, a day after his first meeting with the president since the inauguration less than a month ago.

In the sit-down interview with Hannity, Netanyahu expressed optimism on the future of US-Israeli cooperation, stating that he and the president see eye to eye on the major developments in the Middle East – a clear departure from his relationship with the Obama White House, which promoted an Iranian nuclear deal fiercely opposed by both Israel and much of the Arab world.
“I think it was a historical meeting,” said Netanyahu. “It was a meeting of the minds and a meeting of the hearts."

Netanyahu noted that he has known Trump personally for more than 30 years, going back to his term as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, from 1984 to 1988.

"I've known him [Trump] from the time that I was serving as Israel's Ambassador to the UN. And, you know, we would sort of bump into each other here and there in New York City. But we've gotten to know each other over the years."

"I feel we have now, as the president said, an even stronger alliance - a 'new day', he called it, maybe a new age." READ MORE