JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a meeting on Sunday with Donald Trump in New York, during which he thanked the U.S. Republican presidential candidate for his friendship and support of Israel.
Netanyahu’s office said that the meeting, which was held at Trump’s residence in New York, lasted for more than two hours. The Israeli ambassador in the United States Ron Dermer, as well as Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, took part in the meeting.
According to a statement released by the prime minister’s office “Netanyahu presented Israel’s positions on regional issues related to Israel’s security and efforts to achieve peace and stability.”
“Prime Minister thanked Mr. Trump for his friendship and support of Israel,” the statement added.
Netanyahu is also scheduled to meet Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton later Sunday