U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his highly-anticipated speech this afternoon at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum. Trump promised that his administration will always stand with Israel. After delivering his speech, Trump and his entourage headed to Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport.
Trump, last night Photo Credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Flash 90
U.S. President Donald Trump delievered his highly-anticipated speech this afternoon (Tuesday) at around 1:30 PM (Israel time) from Jerusalem’s Israel Museum after his visit to the Yad Vashem museum. After his speech, he headed to Ben Gurion Airport.
Prior to Trump’s speech, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke. “Israel has never had and will never have a better friend than the United States of America,” he stated. “Together we must defeat the forces of terrorism. I would like to thank you, Mr. President, for defending Israel in the United Nations and everywhere else.”
After Netanyahu’s remarks, Trump began his speech by sending his condolences to the UK and those who lost family members in the Manchester terror attack. “We must drive out these terrorists from our midst,” he stated. “All civilized nations must be united in this goal.”
Trump continued by speaking about threats to Israel: “Iran’s leaders routinely call for the destruction of Israel. Not with Donald J. Trump!”
He then spoke about his meeting earlier today with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who Trump claimed wants to make peace. “Making peace will not be easy. But with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal.”
“Jerusalem is a sacred city,” Trump continued. “The ties of the Jewish people to this holy land are ancient and eternal. I make this promise to you: my administration will always stand with Israel.”
“Iran’s leaders routinely call for the destruction of Israel. Not with Donald J. Trump!”