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Netanyahu: Trump Support for Israel ‘Very Clear,’ He ‘Feels Very Warmly’ About Jewish State, People

In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” set to air Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told network correspondent Leslie Stahl he believed President-elect Donald Trump would be a supporter of both Israel and the Jewish people.

“I know Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said. “I know him very well. And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is very clear. He feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people and about Jewish people. There’s no question about that.”

Netanyahu acknowledged “differences of opinion” with the current president when asked if he expected things to improve with Trump. However, he denied his differences with Obama were personal.

“We had differences of opinion — I had differences of opinion with President Obama,” he added. “The most well-known was Iran.”

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