Netanyahu: America does not automatically adopt Israel’s views

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clarified on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump did not give Israel “a black check” regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “There’s a warm [relationship] and understanding but not an automatic adoption of our views,” he added.
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Despite the extremely friendly messages that were presented during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned right-wing members of his political party and government on Monday. “Anyone who thinks that Israel has a blank check from the Trump administration is wrong,” Netanyahu said. “There’s a warm [relationship] and understanding but not an automatic adoption of our views.”

During his first trip abroad as president, Trump discussed resuming the peace process with the Palestinians and Israel. “I met with the Palestinian leader, President [Mahmoud] Abbas,” Trump said over the weekend. “He assured me he’s willing to reach for peace with Israel in good faith and I believe he will and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he assured me that he’s ready to reach for peace. He’s a friend of mine and he means it.”

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Yesterday, JOL News reported that a US source said that Trump shouted at Abbas last week in Bethlehem and accused him of lying. “You deceived me in Washington,” Trump reportedly screamed at Abbas. “You talked to me about peace but the Israelis showed me that you personally have taken part in incitement.”



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