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“No one has backed Israel like you do, and we appreciate it,” Netanyahu told Trump.

By: United with Israel Staff

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, where he thanked the Trump administration for its “extraordinary support” for the Jewish state.

“No one has backed Israel like you do, and we appreciate it,” Netanyahu stated.

He also expressed appreciation for Trump’s “strong words” at the UN on Tuesday “against the corrupt terrorist regime in Iran.”

“You back up your strong words with strong actions. And I think that the fact that you brought American sanctions to bear has cut the cash machine of Iran and its campaign of carnage and conquest of the Middle East. And we who live in the Middle East, Israelis and Arabs, who are subject to this Iranian danger, want to thank you especially,” Netanyahu said.

This meeting between the two leaders was the first since the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. “You’ve changed history, and you’ve touched our hearts,” Netanyahu told Trump.

“I think, and I say this objectively, that the American-Israeli alliance has never been stronger. It’s stronger than ever before under your leadership. And I look forward to working with you and your team to advance our common interests – security, prosperity and peace with Israel’s neighbors, and for the region. And we can do it with you,” Netanyahu told Trump.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Netanyahu said he was “very pleased with the meeting with Trump,” who “expressed unqualified support for Israel’s right to defend itself in Syria,” adding that he had “submitted specific requests to Trump in the context of recent events in Syria, and I received all I wanted—these are very important things.”