Speaker of the Knesset MK Yuli-Yoel Edelstein met US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday at the annual convention of the Israeli American Council in Miami.

Speaker Edelstein thanked Vice President Pence for his speech at the convention, in which he declared that “the United States of America will never compromise the safety and security of the Jewish state of Israel,” and that “support for the Jewish state is not a partisan issue, it is an American issue.”

Speaker Edelstein told Vice President Pence that due to the United States’ unwavering support for Israel, as expressed in the vice president’s speech, the whole atmosphere in the Middle East is changing.

“The attitude of the Arab world towards Israel is changing, thanks to the Trump government,” Speaker Edelstein said.

“A few years ago many countries hoped and waited for tension between US-Israeli relations, but today that has changed completely,” he told Vice President Pence. “The countries of the world, including the Arab states, understand that the alliance between the United States and Israel is stronger than ever. They understand that they have no choice but to cooperate with Israel.”