Trump says he discussed a mutual defense treaty with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump’s call comes only three days before Israel’s election. Netanyahu faces a tough re-election bid after a more than 13-year tenure as Israel’s prime minister.

KEY POINTS
  • President Trump’s call comes just three days before Israel’s election. Netanyahu faces a tough re-election bid after a more than 13-year tenure as Israel’s prime minister.
  • The right-wing leader has promised that if re-elected, he would extend Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements and up to a third of the occupied West Bank.
  • The controversial move would encircle the 2.5 million Palestinians living there and make a two-state solution more difficult.

Source: Trump says he discussed a mutual defense treaty with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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