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Sunday, May 21, 2017

PM Netanyahu: Israel welcomes Trump with open arms

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke during Sunday's cabinet meeting about US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Israel.
 
Trump will arrive in Israel at 11:00a.m. on Monday morning, and will leave at 4:00p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
 
"US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will arrive tomorrow on an historic visit to the State of Israel," Netanyahu said. "Senior administration and White House officials will arrive together with them."
 
"This is President Trump's first visit outside the US, and the honor is ours that he has chosen to come to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, and – of course – to the State of Israel.
"I will discuss with President Trump ways to strengthen even further the first and strongest alliance with the US. We will strengthen security ties, which are strengthening daily, and we will also discuss ways to advance peace.
"Mr. President, we look forward to your visit. The citizens of Israel will receive you with open arms."
 
Speaking about the weekend's violent events, Netanyahu continued, "I would also like to comment on events that took place over the weekend."
 
"Again there was an assault, in this case on IDF GOC Personnel, by an extremist faction that does not represent the haredi public, but I view these assaults with utmost severity. The State of Israel, the IDF, are the only thing that separates between the fate of our people in the past and the future that is assured to us today.
 
"The IDF protects all citizens of Israel, including this small and extremist faction that denies the State of Israel and the people's army, and which does not represent the haredi public. I expect all public leaders to condemn these phenomena and this incitement." WATCH