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Netanyahu hails ‘new day’ after ‘historic’ talks with Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vaunts the success of his talks last week with President Donald Trump, saying his trip to Washington augured “a new day” in Israel’s relations with the US.

“The alliance between Israel and the US has always been steadfast but, I told them there and also here in Jerusalem: This alliance has become even stronger,” he says at his first cabinet meeting since returning to Israel on Friday.

Citing his personal connection with Trump as well as “the common view about the dangers and opportunities in the Middle East,” Netanyahu says that on his “historic visit” he and the president saw “eye to eye” on a range of issues facing the region, specifically noting the threat posed by Iranian aggression.

“I must point out that at the end of the meeting with the president, he shook my hand and defined relations between Israel and the US as ‘a new day.’ I must tell you that there is a new day here and it is a good day,” he says.

— Raoul Wootliff

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