Israel hails ‘new era’ of relations with President Trump
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Israel hails ‘new era’ of relations with President Trump

Officials vow to make alliance between two nations 'greater than ever,' even as security services prepare for possible unrest due to Trump policy changes

US President Donald Trump speaks to the nation during his swearing-in ceremony  on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (AFP PHOTO / Paul J. Richards)
US President Donald Trump speaks to the nation during his swearing-in ceremony on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (AFP PHOTO / Paul J. Richards)

Israel welcomed the inauguration of President Donald Trump after eight, often tense, years with the Obama administration, vowing to make the alliance between Israel and the US “greater than ever” and heralding the start of “a new era.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu preempted the inauguration to offer his congratulations to “President Trump,” apparently because the inauguration took place after the Sabbath had started in Israel.

He tweeted “Congrats to my friend President Trump. Look fwd to working closely with you to make the alliance between Israel&USA stronger than ever.”

That was echoed almost immediately after the inauguration by Israel’s ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer, who tweeted: “Congratulations President Trump! Israel looks forward to working with you to make the US-Israel alliance greater than ever.”

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