Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for an hour and 20 minutes on Sunday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. He will meet with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton later Sunday, at 6:30 P.M. EST (1:30 A.M Israel time).
According to a Trump campaign press release, Trump told Netanyahu that if elected, “a Trump administration would finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.”
The Trump campaign statement said during the meeting, “Trump agreed that the military assistance provided to Israel and missile defense cooperation with Israel are an excellent investment for America,” amid the backdrop of speculation that Trump would support cutting U.S. military aid to Israel.
Trump told Netanyahu that if elected, “there will be extraordinary strategic, technological, military and intelligence cooperation between the two countries.” Trump added that Israel is a “vital partner of the United States in the global war against radical Islamic terrorism.” The two also discussed the nuclear deal with Iran and the fight against ISIS.
This is the photograph that adorns every wall, wherever you look, in one of the deeper levels of hell pic.twitter.com/aCcBS2WFcJ
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 25, 2016
Here is the Trump campaign's readout of his meeting with Netanyahu. Can't give one myself, because press was given absolutely no access. pic.twitter.com/9MhUI8yGoj
— Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) September 25, 2016