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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 01:25 PM

Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli elections

Source: Reuters

World News
September 14, 2019 / 11:53 AM / Updated 40 minutes ago

Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli elections

Alexandra Alper

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster Netanyahu’s re-election bid just days before Israelis go to the polls.

“I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Israel, that would further anchor the tremendous alliance between our two countries,” Trump said on Twitter.

He added that he looked forward to continuing those discussions later this month on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York.

Netanyahu thanked Trump, saying in a tweet that Israel “has never had a greater friend in the White House,” and adding that he looked forward to meeting at the U.N. “to advance a historic Defense Treaty between the United States and Israel.”

The timing of Trump’s tweet, just days before Israel’s election on Tuesday, appeared aimed at buttressing Netanyahu’s bid to remain in power by showcasing his close ties to Trump.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-israel-defense/trump-floats-possible-defense-treaty-days-ahead-of-israeli-elections-idUSKBN1VZ0FM

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 02:13 PM

1. Well that's a surprise ....

NOT!

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 02:17 PM

2. help how

Why would this have any relevant effect on election?

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