Netanyahu warmly praises Trump administration in AIPAC video feed
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 3:50
Greenblatt's recent meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, were meant to send the message that Trump is "committed to forging a lasting peace in the Middle East", Pence told AIPAC.
Haley described her determination to help steer the course of the United Nations and its agencies from anti-Israel bias, noting her intervention keeping Salam Fayyad, the former Palestinian prime minister, from becoming the body's envoy to Libya, and in getting U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres to withdraw a U.N. affiliate's report likening Israel to an apartheid state.
As the pro-Israel lobby's conference got underway in Washington, D.C., a crowd of hundreds, many of them young Jewish-American activists, protested in opposition to AIPAC's support of the Israeli government's stance on settlements.
He added that "let me be clear, under President Donald Trump, the United States of America will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon".
Finally, Pence reassured the audience that Trump "is also invested in finding an equitable and just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict".
Republican speakers have not been able to resist digs at Obama. He also expressed confidence in a U.S.
"The common dangers faced by Israel and many of our Arab neighbors now offer a rare opportunity to build bridges towards a better future", Netanyahu said.
The statement by Vice President Pence comes just a day after Iran introduced sanctions against 15 USA companies for their alleged backing of Israel and for what the Iranian Foreign Ministry branded as "brutal atrocities" committed against Palestinians.
Trump's diplomacy in the region appears to be gaining speed.
"Israel is committed to working with President Trump to advance peace with the Palestinians and with all our neighbours".
Greenblatt, Trump's longtime business attorney, will be an observer at the summit, but plans to use his visit to discuss the type of regional approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Netanyahu and Trump have floated.
Without naming Trump, they said his proposal to slash foreign assistance funding by nearly a third - even while preserving present levels of assistance for Israel - would harm USA interests.
Haley touched on the speech she made shortly after attending her first Middle East-related Security Council session, in which she expressed her surprise and shock that the session focused exclusively on Israel's alleged sins, ignoring issues like ISIS and the Syrian Civil War. -Israeli talks ended last Thursday without agreement.
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