Netanyahu Sees US-Israel Ties 'Reaching New Heights' After Trump Victory

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) stands next to Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump during their meeting in New York, September 25, 2016. (Reuters Photo/Handout)

By : Jeffrey Heller | on 7:56 PM November 09, 2016
Category : International, News

Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed confidence on Wednesday (09/11) that he and newly elected US President Donald Trump can work together to bring US-Israeli relations to "new heights".

In a statement congratulating the Republican candidate, Netanyahu said: "President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel, and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region."

"I am confident that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights," said the right-wing leader, who has had a rocky relationship with outgoing Democratic President Barack Obama.