Speaking before the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed the strong bond between Israel and the U.S. while also issuing strong words of warning about a nuclear Iran. “It is especially great to be in America’s capital now that it’s acknowledged Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Thank you, President Trump, for that historic decision,” the prime minister said to a round of applause from the AIPAC audience.
He also praised the Trump administration for reinforcing that move with the relocation of America’s embassy. “Thank you for announcing another decision—to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem this Independence Day,” Netanyahu said, drawing more applause. Netanyahu made it clear that the US was not the only country with which Israel had strong ties. He went on to tout the Jewish state’s flourishing diplomatic relations with its neighbors in the Middle East and beyond—160 countries to be exact. READ MORE