President-elect’s White House transition team has been “aggressively” pursuing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attend the inauguration ceremony in Washington, DC later this month, the New York Post reported on Sunday.
“There’s a plan for Trump to meet with Netanyahu,” a source close to the transition team said, according to the paper.
“They’re talking all the time. And Netanyahu is talking about going to the inauguration,” the source was quoted as saying.
The report said Trump staffers, led by son-in-law Jared Kushner, were “aggressively courting” the Israeli prime minister in an effort to persuade him to attend the January 20 ceremony and give a speech.
After the UN decision things between America and Israel are “shacking”.
Trump has assured Israel that things will be different after he takes office, and last week lamented that the Jewish state was “being treated very, very unfairly” by the international community.
Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-a-Lago estate on Thursday, Trump lambasted the UN for condemning Israel, saying that “horrible places, that treat people horribly, haven’t even been reprimanded” by the international body.
Trump has assured Israel that things will be different after he takes office, and last week lamented that the Jewish state was “being treated very, very unfairly” by the worldwide community. But he has repeatedly voiced his support for the Jewish State and its right-wing government after the UN Security Council vote condemning West Bank settlements, and appointed a pro-Israel hardliner as U.S. envoy.
He refused to directly answer specific questions regarding Israeli policies, but Trump called himself “very, very strong on Israel”.
“I think it’s very clear that the United Nations resolution will be reversed by the incoming Trump administration”.
Trump said previous year that he wanted to be “very neutral” on Israel-Palestinian issues, but as his presidential campaign progressed he started speaking disparagingly of Palestinians and often expressed his strong support for Israelis and the regime in Tel Aviv.
“We can not continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect”, the president-elect tweeted, noting both Resolution 2334 as well as the Obama administration’s role in brokering an worldwide nuclear deal with Iran.
Trump also implied that under Obama, the USA was no longer “a great friend” to the Jewish state.
Earlier in December, Netanyahu spoke warmly of Trump in a CBS interview.
The Prime Minister’s Bureau said that Trump and Netanyahu talked several times on the phone since the election, but that so far no invitation to the inauguration has been received.
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