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Netanyahu to meet with Trump despite anti-Muslim comment

Netanyahu’s office says in a statement that the prime minister’s meeting with Trump was arranged two weeks ago, before the real estate mogul said Muslims should be banned from entering the United States.

“The Prime Minister decided earlier this year on a uniform policy to agree to meet with all presidential candidates from either party who visit Israel and ask for a meeting,” the PMO said in a statement.

“This policy does not represent an endorsement of any candidate or his or her views. Rather, it is an expression of the importance that Prime Minister Netanyahu attributes to the strong alliance between Israel and the United States.”

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