By: Savannah Smith | 02-16-2017 | News
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Israel's Netanyahu Defends Trump From Anti-Semitism Doubts

Good relations and chemistry between President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed during their joint news conference on the Israel's leader official visit to the White House. Netanyahu did not hesitate to jump to Trump's defense over a question on the supposed growing anti-Jewish sentiments in the U.S. following Trump's amazing upset victory in November last year.

Netanyahu urged everyone to put to rest speculations that the President or anyone from his administration is anti-Semitic or that the Republican leader inspired anti-Semitic forces on his way to claiming the White House. Netanyahu gave the assurances based from his personal experience, having known Trump for many years, as well as his people. The Isreali leader was very emphatic with his plea for Trump's sake.

Netanyahu also hailed Trump as a great supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state. The Israeli leader also gave prominence to his closeness with presidential son-in-law and senior adviser for Middle East, Jared Kushner. Kushner is set to play a crucial role in working with the Israelis to broker a peace deal in the region.

For his part, President Trump mentioned that Ivanka is Jewish and gave a hearty guarantee that Israel and everyone would be seeing a "different America", where there is "a lot of love."

Trump in his opening remarks also acknowledged the suffering of the Jewish people during the Holocaust, praising the Jews for their remarkable "survival in the face of genocide". The President also vowed that Americans will never forget what the Jewish people endured.

Trump showed his appreciation for Netanyahu's swift and solid defense of him by profusely thanking his guest before they ended the news conference for a private meeting with their respective aides and staff


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