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Netanyahu: Israel ‘Committed’ to Working with Trump on Mideast Peace


The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — Speaking before nearly 18,000 pro-Israel advocates gathered for AIPAC’s annual Policy Conference on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the warm ties being forged between his government and the new Trump administration, saying that he was committed to working with the president to reach a peace deal.

Addressing the crowd via satellite link from Jerusalem, Netanyahu talked about his “exceptionally warm meeting” with President Donald Trump at the White House last month, and signaled that the two men were fostering a far better relationship than the one he shared with president Barack Obama.

“Israel is committed to working with President Trump to advance peace with the Palestinians and with all our neighbors,” he said. Trump has already sought to create the conditions for negotiations to resume after a three-year hiatus. Jason Greenblatt, his special representative for international negotiations, recently returned from a trip to the region during which he met with both Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

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