Ex-IDF Intelligence Chief on Trump Win: Time to Rebuild ‘Mutual Sense Of Trust’ Between White House, Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meeting at the Trump Tower in New York, September 25, 2016. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
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The Algemeiner reports: Following the election of Donald Trump, Israel has a chance bolster its relationship with America, an ex-IDF intelligence chief said on Tuesday.

“Israel can try to influence the new administration’s Middle East policy and assume a central and valuable role,” Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin — director of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University — wrote in an analysis published on the INSS website.

First and foremost, Yadlin noted, there is a need to rebuild a “mutual sense of trust between the US administration and the Israeli government.” However, Yadlin went on to say, “It is imperative that Israel not be identified as a ‘Republican issue’…Israel must strive to reestablish itself as a bipartisan American issue.”

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