Netanyahu praises Trump’s border wall plans

Netanyahu praised Trump’s plan for a southern border wall after the latter defended similar measures by Israel. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended, on Saturday night, US President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the US southern border.

“President Trump is right,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.”

Netanyahu was referencing a recently constructed fence on Israel’s southwestern border with Egypt meant to stop the illegal immigration of tens of thousands of African migrants into Israel.  He was responding positively to Trump’s remarks regarding Israel’s construction of walls for national security reasons during an interview that aired on Thursday with Fox News.

“All you’ve got to do is ask Israel,” Trump said when speaking of what he felt is the necessity of a border wall between the United States and Mexico. “They (Israel) were having a total disaster coming across and they had a wall. It’s 99.9 percent stoppage.”

By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News