Tag Archive for Netanyahu – Trump

John Bolton’s departure won’t disturb the Trump-Netanyahu connection

Analysis: John Bolton’s sudden departure is a loss for Israel because he truly is a great friend of the Jewish State, but Trump’s administration was pro-Israel when the Ambassador arrived and PM Netanyahu’s timely annexation announcement signaled the pro-Israel posture of this President will remain intact even with Bolton’s absence.

By Caroline B. Glick


John Bolton’s departure from the White House has been the source of considerable concern in Israel. For decades, the veteran diplomat and former UN ambassador has been among the most powerful supporters of a strong US-Israel alliance in Washington.

During his tenure as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Bolton worked steadily on expanding US-Israel strategic ties across a wide spectrum of critical issues from Iran, to the Palestinians and beyond. Continue Reading »

Bibi- Condemned for bad ties with Obama, for great ties with Trump

ANALYSIS: A good, healthy, professional relationship with the President of the United States was deemed imperative for a good, strong Israel-US partnership… but that’s not true.



Putting it mildly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then US president Barack Obama had a difficult relationship.

Obama was on the Left, Netanyahu on the Right. They saw the world through very different lenses and disagreed fundamentally both about Iran and the Palestinians. As a result, there were constant fights, name-calling, leaks, and an altogether dysfunctional relationship, as one pundit after the next explained it.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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At Davos Netanyahu proposes to int’l community ‘new model’ for peace with Palestinians

With the majority of both Israelis and Arabs rejecting the ‘2-state solution,’  PM Netanyahu suggested to the World Economic Forum in Davos a ‘new model’ for peace with the Palestinians, with Israel maintaining security control of the region, but allowing the Arabs to govern themselves.
– Netanyahu asserted: ‘There’s no substitute for the US’ as mediator.’

By The Associated Press, Reuters


Israel’s prime minister is suggesting a “new model” for peace with the Palestinians that would allow them to govern themselves but maintain Israeli control over security.

Speaking at a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu declined to endorse a “two-state solution” favored by the Palestinians and most of the international community. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: “This absurdity has to stop,” UNRWA needs to be eliminated

UNRWA is currently dealing with the great-grandchildren of refugees, and in another 70 years they will be dealing with great-great-grandchildren of refugees. “This absurdity has to stop,” PM Netanyahu declared. “UNRWA is an organization that perpetuates the problem of the Palestinian refugees… therefore UNRWA must disappear.”



The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) needs to pass away from the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, amid reports that Israel really doesn’t want the US to stop funding the organization.

PM Netanyahu & President Trump – Photo: Kobi Gideon/PMO

“I fully agree with President [Donald] Trump’s strong criticism of UNRWA,” Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday’s cabinet meeting. Continue Reading »

President Trump shares Netanyahu’s concerns preventing Iranian presence in Syria

A White House official reports how President Trump’s administration shares in PM Netanyahu’s trepidation over a permanent Iranian presence in Syria and plans to prevent it from materializing.



WASHINGTON – The Trump administration shares Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s concerns over Iran’s presence in southern Syria, and is working with Israel to prevent it, a White House official told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

Netanyahu seemed to question that commitment over the weekend in Paris, outlining to reporters his opposition to a ceasefire agreement negotiated among Russia, Jordan and the US holding in southwestern Syria since July 11. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: We asked Trump to recognize Golan Heights as part of the State of Israel


In a historic departure from the dictated ‘Two State Solution’ Netanyahu, who also spoke with reporters after his meeting with Trump, did not mention it, rather touched on other subjects.

By Hezki Baruch,


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday held a press briefing following his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, in which he revealed that he asked Trump to fully recognize Israel’s presence in Golan Heights as part of the State of Israel.

He noted that Trump did not rule out the possibility and was not surprised by the request.

Netanyahu also hailed the friendship between the United States and Israel, saying, “I’ve felt quite a few miracles in my life and I can say that we have never had a greater friend than Trump. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu to Trump: ‘Palestinian state lacks practical feasibility, a waste of time’


Israel TV2news reports PM Netanyahu plans to explain to President Trump that a Palestinian state simply lacks practical feasibility, which explains Israeli readiness to negotiate vs. a consistent Palestinian refusal.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) for the first time with Donald Trump in his capacity of President of the United States.

Channel 2 reported that according to estimates, Netanyahu will refrain from mentioning the words “Palestinian state” and explain to the president the lack of feasibility in setting up such a state.

Netanyahu in preparatory meeting for Trump summit –  Photo: אבי אוחיון/GPO

It is believed that Netanyahu will tell the president that he is willing to negotiate with the Palestinians but there is no practical feasibility to establish a state. Continue Reading »

White House source: Trump not to use ‘two states’ in Netanyahu meeting


In a total reversal from the first meeting with Obama, a White House source reports President Trump will not be mentioning ‘two states’ or assert pressure on the Israeli PM about home construction in Judea and Samaria during their upcoming meeting on Wednesday.

By Gary Willig


US President Donald Trump will not use the term ‘two states’ during his meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this Wednesday, White House sources reported.

The sources also said that Trump wants to be the President who achieves peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The report by Channel 10 also stated that Trump would not pressure Netanyahu regarding construction in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »

White House reports: Peace can only be reached through direct talks


The White House reports that President Trump told PM Netanyahu that peace with the Palestinians can only be achieved through direct negotiations between the parties.

By Elad Benari


President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday that peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA) can only be reached through direct negotiations, the White House said on Sunday night, in a statement released after the two leaders spoke by phone – their first conversation since Trump was sworn in on Friday.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, Sunday, September 25, 2016. – Photo: Israel’s Gov’t Press Office/Kobi Gideon

The statement indicated that Trump and Netanyahu “discussed ways to advance and strengthen the U.S.-Israel Continue Reading »

Trump Transition Team Tells Israel to ‘Calm Down’

Trump’s transition team says US president-elect is unhappy with wild Israeli assumptions over his future US-Israel policies.

By Ryan Jones


US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has urged Israel to bridle its overt excitement over their candidate’s surprise victory and what it could mean for the Jewish settlement enterprise.

“We’ve been receiving official messages from Trump’s team. They’re expecting us to act modestly,” Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told a press conference on Wednesday. “There are people in his close circle that we know well, they’re telling us ,‘Wait. Don’t set facts on the ground.’”

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, Sunday, September 25, 2016. - Photo: Israel's Gov't Press Office/Kobi Gideon

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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Trump tells Netanyahu: Jerusalem is eternal capital of Jewish people


view videoDonald Trump spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prior to the two candidates’ first debate Monday, hinting of a possible move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, ‘the undivided capital of the State of Israel.’

By Associated Press


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be meeting separately with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for relations between the allied countries during the next presidential administration.

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Kobi Gideon, Israel’s GPO

Trump met Sunday with Netanyahu for over an hour at his residence in Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to Israeli and campaign officials. Continue Reading »