“Mutual Defense” Treaty Discussed by Trump and Netanyahu

15 Sep
1:15 PM

US President, Donald Trump said, on Saturday, that he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of moving forward on a “mutual defense” treaty between the allies, just three days before Israeli voters go to the polls.

“I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Israel,” Trump tweeted.

He said such an agreement would “further anchor the tremendous alliance” between the two countries.

“I look forward to continuing those discussions after the Israeli Elections when we meet at the United Nations later this month!” Trump added, giving a tacit last-minute endorsement to Netanyahu’s re-election bid.

Taking to the same medium, Netanyahu thanked “his dear friend” Trump.

“The Jewish State has never had a greater friend in the White House,” the Israeli premier tweeted.

“I look forward to our meeting at the UN to advance a historic Defense Treaty between the United States and Israel.”

Netanyahu also pledged to “continue full steam ahead with our common battle against terrorism,” congratulating Trump “on your latest success against Bin Laden’s son.”

This comes as Israel prepares for new elections, set for Tuesday, PNN reports.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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