As Israeli PM met US delegation, Palestinian call U.S. its “No.1 Enemy”

 

view videoWhile meeting Israeli officials this week, a bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged the Jewish State as one of America’s closest and most important allies. Senior Palestinian official reacts, insisting that America is ‘the number one enemy of the Palestinian people.’

By Israel Today Staff

 

Rep. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, was in Israel this week, and reiterated that the Jewish state is one of America’s closest and most important allies.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu met with bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by Paul Ryan. – Photo: Kobi Gideon, GPO

In an interview with Times of Israel, Ryan, who was Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 US presidential election, said that with the rise of Islamic terror, Washington needs to bolster its ties with Israel now more than ever.

“They’re coming at Israel, but they’re ultimately coming for us,” the representative from Wisconsin said. “So we are partners in this war on terror, radical Islamic terrorism. Israel is an indispensable ally in that. Israel is on the front line in so many ways with respect to it.”

Several days earlier, Jamal Muhaisen, a member of the central committee of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ ruling Fatah faction, insisted that America is “the number one enemy of the Palestinian people.”

“The American people in the US are under Jewish-Zionist occupation,” claimed Muhaisen in an interview on official Palestinian Authority TV. “I reiterate: the number one enemy of the Palestinian people, and of the Arab and Islamic nation, remains the US.”

 

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan expressing his want to talk peace with Abbas:

 

Statement by PM Netanyahu at Meeting with Czech Foreign Minist…A few days ago, on Israeli television, I heard President Abbas say that if I invite him to meet, he’ll come. So as I said this morning to an American Congressional delegation, I’m inviting him again. I’ve cleared my schedule this week. Any day he can come, I’ll be here. Now, we have a lot of things to discuss, but the first item is ending the Palestinian campaign of incitement to murder Israelis. My door is always open to those who want to pursue peace with Israel.Video: GPO

Posted by The Prime Minister of Israel on Monday, April 4, 2016

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