Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu had an official conversation resulting in a meeting agreement for next month at the White House
According to Netanyahu’s official statement, the phone call conversation mainly focused on Iran, the Palestinian situation and the Israeli’s PM plan to “forge a common vision to advance peace and security in the region.”
As a response, Donald Trump “affirmed his unprecedented commitment to Israel’s security and stressed that countering and other radical Islamic terrorist groups will be a priority for his Administration”, as direct negotiation between Israel and Palestine is considered to be the only way to stable peace.
Previously, Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama had a rather difficult relationship, as recently the Israeli prime minister has criticized the former US President’s decision not to oppose the U.N. Security Council resolution that held Israel responsible for the settlements in the West Bank territory and east Jerusalem, as Obama considered these settlements to be a significant obstacle to peace in the region.
On the other hand, Donald Trump’s declared intention to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was not on the discussion’s agenda. “We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject,” declared the White House’s official spokesman.