Trump, Netanyahu Discuss Iran and Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

(Wall Street Journal) Rory Jones - President Donald Trump spoke Sunday by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about ways to strengthen relations between their two countries and "threats posed by Iran," according to the White House. Trump invited Netanyahu to meet in Washington in February. "The President affirmed his unprecedented commitment to Israel's security and stressed that countering ISIL [ISIS] and other radical Islamic terrorist groups will be a priority for his Administration," the White House said. Trump also emphasized that peace could only be negotiated directly between Israelis and Palestinians. With regard to moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, "We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.

2017-01-23 00:00:00

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