Yair Netanyahu said Trump “will be remembered in Jewish history forever.”
By World Israel News Staff
“Donald Trump is a real rock star in Israel,” Yair Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister’s son, told BlazeTV, a conservative TV network founded by Glenn Beck, a former Fox News host. The PM’s son posted a teaser of the interview to his Twitter account on Monday. The full interview will air today.
In an interview with Jon Miller of BlazeTV, Netanyahu said, “President Trump is the best friend that Israel and the Jewish people ever had in the White House. He will be remembered in Jewish history forever, for moving the Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.”
“The Jewish people still remembers King Cyrus the Great from Persia who recognized Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. We have a long-term memory. The vast majority of Israelis adore America and adore President Trump. He is a real rock star in Israel,” he said.
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Miller brought up the issue of the wall that the U.S. is attempting to build on the border with Mexico to stop illegal immigrants.
“I wanted to talk to you about the wall that separates Egypt and Israel because in America we’re dealing with our own issues on the southern border,” Miller said.
“We had a problem at the early 2000s and onward. We have a border with Egypt that is just an open desert,” Netanyahu said. “We started having a big flow of illegal immigrants crossing from Africa, because Egypt has a border with Sudan and from there, the rest of Africa. So they would just walk from Sudan to Egypt then right through the border of Israel then going all the way to Tel Aviv. So they could just walk from a Third World country into a First World country.”
“Israel is only eight million people. So tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, eventually would have led to the destruction of Israel. So in 2011 we built a wall, coast to coast, on the border with Egypt. And since the wall was completed, illegal immigration has completely stopped.”
Netanyahu’s son has become a known figure in Israel through his use of social media, often engaging in sharply worded attacks against critics of his family and Israel.