Trump on Israel: We Have No Better Friends Anywhere


U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday sent his “best wishes” to Israelis and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel marked 70 years since its creation.

“Best wishes to Prime Minister @Netanyahu and all of the people of Israel on the 70th Anniversary of your Great Independence. We have no better friends anywhere,” Trump tweeted.

He also announced that he is “looking forward” to moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “next month.”

Trump overturned decades of U.S. policy last year by announcing the U.S. would move its embassy to Jerusalem.

The controversial step has infuriated the Palestinians, who claim part of Jerusalem for the capital of a future state and have now rejected U.S. mediation in efforts to resume long-stalled peace talks with Israel.

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