Netanyahu responded to a question originally directed at Trump, regarding a reported increase in anti-Semitism since the presidential election, by stating that there is no better friend of Israel and the Jewish people than Trump.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear during a joint press conference with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, that he unequivocally rejects the assertions of anyone who chooses ” to allude to (Trump) or to his people” as anti-Semitic.
“I’ve known the President and I’ve known his family and his team for a long time, and there is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump,” said Netanyahu. “I think we should put that to rest.”
Netanyahu was responding to a question directed at Trump, asking the US president if his “administration is playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones.”
Trump replied by saying that “we are going to do everything within our power to stop long-simmering racism and every other thing that’s going on, because lot of bad things have been taking place over a long period of time.”
By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News