On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his support for Israel and once again condemned the Obama Administration’s treatment of the US’ Middle Eastern ally. In the days following the United Nations vote where the US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, abstained from voting and allowed the other countries at the Security Council to declare Israel’s settlements in the region “illegal,” Donald Trump has been an outspoken friend of Israel and has been letting the nation know that things will be different when he takes office.
“We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but…….” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
“not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!” he said in a follow-up tweet.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israeli, has embraced the President-elect’s support of the Jewish nation and has shown his gratitude for his stance on the Middle East settlement conflict. On Wednesday, Netanyahu linked to Trump’s second tweet and offered a thank you towards the President-elect.
“President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support for Israel!” Netanyahu tweeted, followed by an emoji of the Israeli flag, the American flag, and links to Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr’s twitter pages.
The two leaders have shown great respect for each other and call each other “friends.” In a congratulatory video posted by Benjamin Netanyahu following Trump’s US Presidential election win, the Israeli Prime Minister called Trump “a great friend of Israel” and said that he is confident that the two leaders “working closely together will bring the great alliance between our two countries to even greater heights.”