According to the New York Post, Donald Trump’s team wants to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S. presidential inauguration. Their source told the Post that the transition team would also like to arrange a meeting between the two men before the event. According to the source, they are “talking all the time,” and “Netanyahu is talking about possibly going to the inauguration.”
Netanyahu met both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this past September when he came to the U.S. for a UN Assembly.
The Jerusalem Post says that Netanyahu has not yet received an invitation to attend the inauguration. Trump received a phone call from Netanyahu the day after his November 8th victory, during which Trump was said to have invited Netanyahu to visit in the near future.
The relationship between Trump and Netanyahu seems to be very strong, and relations with Israel will be much better after the inauguration! The Obama administration has been harshly criticized by both parties for his treatment of Israel.
Even liberal Democrats like Alan Dershowitz are furious over Obama’s policies and decisions in regards to Israel. Dershowitz said Obama abstaining from the latest UN vote was “appalling,” and that it was a “stab in the back” to one of our allies.
Trump has spoken out against the UN’s most recent dealings with Israel, and Netanyahu has shared a video of Trump’s pro-Israel comments on social media. Netanyahu shared the clip along with this message: “Thanks for your support, President-elect Trump!”
Hopefully Netanyahu will attend the inauguration!