Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) congratulated President-Elect Donald J. Trump following his victory in Tuesday's presidential election.
“We look forward to a Trump/Pence administration that will rebuild America, heal America’s intended divisions, inspire all Americans and people throughout the world, and be a great friend to the State of Israel,” ZOA President Morton A. Klein said in a statement on the ZOA website.
Trump took a pro-Israel stance throughout his campaign, and Klein said he has had great admiration for Vice President-elect Mike Pence since his days in Congress.
Wednesday morning, ZOA invited the co-chairs of the Trump/Pence Israel advisory, Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman, to speak at ZOA’s upcoming national gala dinner, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Friedman and Greenblatt have accepted the invitation, according to ZOA.
The Trump/Pence administration’s policies will include a plethora of aspects, including “U.S. recognition that Israel is the state of the Jewish people,” “U.S. recognition that Israel is a staunch U.S. ally and a key partner in the global war against Islamic jihadism,” and the “continuing growth in U.S.-Israeli military cooperation and coordination,” ZOA noted.
Under Trump's presidency, the friendship between the U.S. and Israel will "grow like never before," Friedman told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
Trump's campaign promises include moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and overturning the Iran nuclear deal opposed by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, The Guardian reported.
“President-elect Trump is a true friend of the state of Israel,” Netanyahu said in a statement, according to The Guardian. “We will work together to advance the security, stability and peace in our region. The strong connection between the United States and Israel is based on shared values, shared interests and a shared destiny.
“I’m certain that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between Israel and the United States, and bring it to new heights,” he added.
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