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After Debate, Bibi Discusses Impact on Israel

PM Netanyahu and US and Israeli flags, September 25, 2016 (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO)

After last night's presidential debate, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the impact either candidate will have on the U.S.-Israel relationship. The Jerusalem Post's Herb Keinon reports that Netanyahu said that "the support for Israel will remain strong, the alliance will remain strong":

Just hours after the US presidential debate in which he was mentioned once, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that when it comes to Washington’s continued support of Israel, “it doesn't matter” whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is elected.

Netanyahu, who returned Monday from New York where he met the day before with both presidential candidates, said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting that he spoke with both of them at length about Israel and the region.

“Both of them talked about their support of Israel, and the importance of the ties between the two countries,” he said. “It doesn't matter which of them will be elected, the support for Israel will remain strong, the alliance will remain strong, and will even get stronger in the coming years.”

Netanyahu's name came up at the end of Monday night's debate between the two candidates, when Trump, criticizing the Iran nuclear deal, said, “I met with Bibi Netanyahu the other day, believe me, he is not a happy camper..."

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