Daily Mail | Trump insists Israel should keep building West Bank settlements

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Donald Trump - Israeli Flag (200x200)Trump insists Israel should keep building West Bank settlements

May 3, 2016

Donald Trump came down foursquare in favor of new construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank on Monday, telling Dailymail.com that the controversial practice has to ‘keep going’ and ‘keep moving forward.’

There are ‘thousands of missiles being launched into Israel,’ he said Monday. ‘Who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?’


Asked whether there should be a pause in new construction – which the Obama administration has pressured Netanyahu’s government to observe in order to bring the Palestinians to the negotiating table – Trump responded: ‘No, I don’t think it is, because I think Israel should have – they really have to keep going. They have to keep moving forward.’

‘No, I don’t think there should be a pause,’ Trump said. ‘Look: Missiles were launched into Israel, and Israel, I think, never was properly treated by our country. I mean, do you know what that is, how devastating that is?’


Asked about his relationship with Netanyahu, Trump called him ‘a very good guy’ for whom he had made a campaign ad in 2013.

‘I don’t know him that well, but I think I’d have a very good relationship with him,’ Trump said. ‘I think that President Obama has been extremely bad to Israel.’

‘And I don’t even understand where – I have Jewish friends that support Obama. I tell them all the time, I say, “What are you doing? The Iran deal is a disaster for Israel”.’



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