Back in September, then-Republican nominee for president met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for 90 minutes at Trump Tower.
They discussed the relationship between the two states and issues Netanyahu had with the Obama administration during his terms.
Netanyahu’s meeting was part of his trip to New York for the United Nations Assembly meeting.
They discussed many ideas like Israel’s successful experience with a security fence that’s helped its borders, the comparison being to the success of a potential wall along the United States and Mexican border.
The main point they discussed was the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal under the Obama administration.
It is no secret Netanyahu and Obama have had a very contentious relationship over the Iran Deal.
The Iran Nuclear Deal was a disastrous agreement that allowed a volatile terrorist nation to keep their nuclear weapons.
But this was a good meeting, where Donald Trump assured Netanyahu that if he were to become president, then he would work closely with him for “military assistance, security and regional stability.”
Following their 90-minute meeting in September, the Trump campaign announced:
“Mr. Trump recognized that Israel and its citizens have suffered far too long on the front lines of Islamic terrorism.
He agreed with Prime Minister Netanyahu that the Israeli people want a just and lasting peace with their neighbors, but that peace will only come when the Palestinians renounce hatred and violence and accept Israel as a Jewish State.
Finally, Mr. Trump acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish People for over 3000 years, and that the United States, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.”
And recently, Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed his approval of the most recent presidential election when he sat down with CBS’ 60 Minutes and heaped praise on President-elect Donald Trump.
Netanyahu told 60 Minutes:
“I know Donald Trump. I know him very well. And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear. He feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people and about Jewish people. There’s no question about that.”
Netanyahu added he did not want to go into detail about how he plans to team up with Trump to pressure Iran and dissolve the Iran Nuclear agreement.
Netanyahu is looking forward to Trump being instrumental in brokering peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
He continued to express his opinion about Trump:
“I’d like to have President Trump, when he gets into the White House, help me work on that. I’d like to see if the Arab states can help me achieve that.
It’s a new reality. A new possibility.”
But of course, just last week, Iran vowed not to let President-elect Donald Trump dissolve the new agreement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech at the University of Tehran:
“(Trump) wants to do many things, but none of his actions would affect us … Do you think the United States can rip up the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal)? Do you think we and our nation will let him do that?
Some man is elected in the U.S. whatever plans he has, it will be revealed later.
Yes, he may desire many things. He may desire to weaken the nuclear deal. He may desire to rip up the deal. Do you suppose we will allow this?”
But here’s the thing President Rouhani, there’s a new sheriff in America and this isn’t up to you anymore.