Netanyahu: Trump and I agreed to establish a team on settlements

PNN/ Jerusalem/

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that he and US President Donald Trump have agreed to establish a team to examine the Jewish settlement enterprise in the West Bank.

“We agreed to establish teams on many issues, even on issues we did not reach an agreement on in the past. I mean, of course, the settlements in Judea and Samaria,” Netanyahu said at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting.

“The alliance between Israel and the US has always been strong, but as I said there, I’ll tell you here in Jerusalem: This alliance has gotten even stronger,” he added. “There’s a personal relationship of many years between President Trump and I, and it is important. But this relationship is even more important because of the second thing that has gotten stronger: our shared views on the dangers and opportunities in the Middle East,”

“We see eye-to-eye on the increasing threat that Iran poses, and the need to act against Iran’s aggression in different fields. Eventually, we’re also hoping for peace.”

On Wednesday, Netanyahu met with Trump for the first time in the White House, where Trump said that he would “like to see Netanyahu hold back on the settlements” in front of the press.

On the one or two-state solution, Trump said: “I’m looking at two states and one state, and I like the one both parties like, I can live with either one.”

One day earlier, Trump has said that he “backs peace, even if it was not through the two-state solution.”