Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at a candle lighting ceremony at the Western Wall, praised US President Donald Trump’s decision earlier in the year to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.
Below are some of Benjamin Netanyahu’s quotes on the matter.
“Today we are celebrating 70 years since the revival of the State of Israel. The power of this spirit finds expression across the world in the rising status of Israel, in the special strength that emanates from here throughout the Middle East, Arab and Muslim states, here in the Middle East, in Africa, in Asia and in other places, that want our proximity, our peace and relations with us.” – Benjamin Netanyahu, The Prime Minister of Israel, 6 December 2018
“Here I must add the tremendous support that we receive from the US government and from President Donald Trump.” – Benjamin Netanyahu, The Prime Minister of Israel, 6 December 2018
“President Trump, in a brave and real move, recognized what we know has existed here not only since the days of the Maccabees, but since the days of King David, 800 years earlier.” – Benjamin Netanyahu, The Times of Israel, 6 December 2018
“In the recognition of Jerusalem, of our heritage and the link that that no other people and no other city have, President Trump simply spoke the truth, and truth is the basis for everything and the basis for peace.” – Benjamin Netanyahu, The Times of Israel, 6 December 2018