Trump to Netanyahu: I would recognize undivided Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that if elected, the United States would recognize an undivided Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
The eighty-minute meeting was held in the business mogul’s eponymous towers in downtown Manhattan. Netanyahu is set to meet with Democratic presidential nominee Clinton at around 6:00 pm EST (2200 GMT).
During the meeting, Trump reportedly told Netanyahu that, if elected, “a Trump administration will finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel,” his campaign said in a statement.
The two also discussed “at length Israel’s successful experience with a security fence”. Trump has made building a wall along the US-Mexico border a signature campaign promise.
Other topics discussed included “the nuclear deal with Iran, the battle against ISIS and many other regional security concerns.”
The Trump statement said he promised Netanyahu that the United States would provide Israel with “extraordinary strategic, technological and military cooperation” if he is elected.
Netanyahu thanked Trump for his support of Israel and presented the nation’s positions on regional issues as well as its efforts towards achieving peace and stability in the Middle East, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, as well as Jared Kushner, Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, also attended the closed-door meeting.
Kushner, for whom Trump’s daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism, has come out in defense of the controversial White House hopeful who has been accused by critics of bigotry, racism, and anti-Semitism.
Trump and Clinton, who are neck-and-neck in the polls after months of vigorous campaigning, are preparing to square off on Monday night in their first televised debate ahead of the November 8th elections.
Sources within Netanyahu’s delegation explained that the Prime Minister is meeting each candidate at their location of choice in acknowledgement of their preparations.
Netanyahu has so far avoided meeting with either candidate, having been accused in 2012 of interfering in US politics by hosting Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Jerusalem just three months before the vote but reports indicate the meetings materialized with a phone call between Trump’s aides and Netanyahu’s advisers.
“The prime minister’s instruction was clear – if we meet with one side, we must also meet with the other side,” a senior official said. “We are following the number of meetings to make sure that one side doesn’t get more meetings than the other.”
Netanyahu held a cordial meeting with incumbent President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UNGA on Wednesday, during which he thanked the United States for a $38 billion military aid deal signed last week.
Both Clinton and Trump met separately on Tuesday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, who is also in New York attending the annual UN summit. The meeting was Trump’s first with a Muslim leader.
all must go and see the master for the blessing..hillary came after:
“During the meeting, Trump reportedly told Netanyahu that, if elected, “a Trump administration will finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel,” his campaign said in a statement.”
and watch this debate to see the global media form a narrative and meme as quickly as they can to dump all over their non preferred candidate..
it doesnt matter who wins..you get the same result at the top..