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.”
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.”