Trump Meets Netanyahu, Says Jerusalem Is Capital Of Israel

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Republican nominee Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday at Trump Tower and called Jerusalem the “the undivided capital of the State of Israel.”

During the 90-minute meeting the two, “discussed at length the nuclear deal with Iran, the battle against ISIS and many other regional security concerns,” according to a Trump campaign readout. Daughter Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner, along with Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, were also at the meeting.

Netanyahu is reported to meet with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Sunday. The Israeli leader is in New York because of the United Nations General Assembly, and has already had what is likely his last meeting with President Barack Obama while in office.

Trump is likely hoping to burnish his foreign policy credentials thanks to his meeting with Netanyahu ahead of the first of three presidential debates Monday night at 9 p.m. EST.

Obama and Netanyahu have had a rocky relationship. At the heart of the troubled relationship has been Obama’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as The Iran Deal.

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