In wake of Mexico tweet, Netanyahu says US Latinos are 'great friends'

Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Israel's president Reuven Rivlin told his Mexican counterpart on Tuesday that he was "sorry for the hurt" over a tweet in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to praise US President Donald Trump's plans to build a wall on the Mexican border.

But he said he had a "long, fruitful and very friendly relationship" with the Mexican president. By contrast, Jerusalem has served as the ancient Jewish capital for more than 1,000 years, and Israel's sole center of government ever since rebirth of the modern Jewish state 69 years ago.

According to Haaretz, the Palestinian source said that "every decision made since the acknowledgement of Palestine by the UN General Assembly in 2011, until the last Security Council resolution in December 2016, was created to rescue the two-state solution".

State of Palestine would also join global organizations, such as the WIPO, WHO, and FAO.

"We have to tell the American administration what we want and not wait for orders from the administration".

Israel annexed East Jerusalem after its occupation during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. If the U.S. inflamed the Palestinians living in Jordan by moving the Embassy it could cause serious domestic problems for Jordan's government at a time when the flow of Syrian refugees is already putting enormous pressure on King Abdullah's ability to secure the Kingdom. It's from the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.

"We are building and will continue to do so", Netanyahu stated. His office does not deny the reports. If the U.S. appeared to be taking Israel's side on the final status of the Holy City ordinary Palestinians might be inclined to see extremist groups like Hamas, which still calls for the total destruction of Israel, as their only hope of gaining a state of their own.

For the third time in a week, Israel announced a massive construction venture in Judea and Samaria.

Netanyahu's comments came during a meeting with a senior delegation from the American Jewish Committee, which is intensively involved in advocating for Israel inside the growing US Hispanic community.

"I'm going to deliver permits for thousands of homes in Jerusalem in the coming months", Turgeman says.

In the phone call with Netanyahu, Trump stressed his "unprecedented commitment to Israel's security", the White House said, adding that an invitation was extended for Netanyahu to visit Washington. East Jerusalem, as well as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory that Israel and Palestine both claim as sovereign territory.

First, President Trump spoke in his inaugural address of the imperative of "eradicating from the face of the Earth" radical Islamic terrorism.

Trump's words have some people hopeful.

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