JINSA’s ‘U.S.-Israel Mutual Defense Pact’ Report Mentioned in Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff
TRUMP TWEETS — Trump gave Netanyahu another potential boost in the remaining days before the Israeli elections. In a Saturday morning tweet, Trump said that he told Netanyahu during a phone conversation that he will support a U.S.-Israel mutual defense treaty “that would further anchor the tremendous alliance between our two countries.”
Date scheduled: The president also revealed that the two will meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, assuming Netanyahu will travel to New York after the election.
Pact details: Netanyahu described the defense pact as “historic” and “great” in TV interviews on Saturday evening. “I’m going to get us a defense pact that will provide us with security for centuries, but for that I need your votes,” Netanyahu declared to voters. Netanyahu’s chief rival, Benny Gantz, assailed the idea as a “grave mistake,” arguing it would strip Israel of military autonomy.
Credit: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — who along with the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) pushed for the U.S. to enter into a mutual defense agreement with Israel — welcomed the presidential declaration.
Read in Jewish Insider.