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Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘No Greater Supporter of the Jewish People’ than Donald Trump

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Donald Trump and his staff for their support of Israel during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday.

“I’ve known the president and I’ve known his family and his team for a long time. There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than president Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said. “I think we should put that to rest.”

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Trump was asked by an Israeli reporter about the “sharp rise” in anti-Semitism in the United States after his election as president and suggested that he was “playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones.”

Netanyahu specifically referred to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who was at the press conference, remarking that they had been friends for some time.

Trump also pointed out that Kushner and his daughter Ivanka were Jewish — as well as his three grandchildren — and had many Jewish friends.

“I think that you’re going to see a lot different United States of America over the next three, four, or eight years. I think a lot of good things are happening,” he said. “And you’re going to see a lot of love. You’re going to see a lot of love.”


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