Watch: ‘US-Israel alliance stronger than ever’
Trump praises Netanyahu, as Israeli PM meets with Jared Kushner to advance regional peace, security.
President Trump offered praise for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, following a meeting between the Prime Minister and Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner.
“Thank you Prime Minister and Jared,” Trump wrote via Instagram. “Lets advance #Peace, #Prosperity, and #Security in the area. There is no doubt that our relationship with you is stronger than ever!
The president also appeared to allude to a possible meeting with the Prime Minister, writing “See you soon. #USA #Israel.”
Netanyahu met on Thursday with the White House delegation including Kushner, Greenblatt, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell.
In a joint video message with Kushner, Netanyahu thanked President Trump and the delegation led by Kushner and special White House envoy Jason Greenblatt for their efforts to pursue peace and stability in the region.
“I’m very pleased to see you again, Jared, with your delegation. We have a lot of things to talk about. How to advance peace, stability, and security in our region – prosperity too – and I think all of them are well within our reach. So I’m happy to see you and the effort that you’re leading on behalf of the president with Jason [Greenblatt] and the members of your team. I think that this is a sign of the great alliance between us.”
Kushner emphasized that President Trump “is very committed” to finding “a solution” for Middle East turmoil, and appreciated Netanyahu’s cooperation with the White House.
“We’re very appreciative of your team and all the efforts that they’ve made,” Kushner said. “The president is very committed to achieving a solution here that will be able to bring prosperity and peace to all the people in this area and we really appreciate the commitment of the Prime Minister and his team to engaging very thoughtfully and respectfully.”
“The relationship between Israel and America is stronger than ever. And we really thank Prime Minister Netanyahu for his leadership and his partnership.”