Elaborating on the prime minister's comments, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said that "There is a need to conduct an ongoing discussion on issues that are on the agenda. As such, the Israeli ambassador in Washington has formed teams for this purpose. I believe that cooperation will be higher than it was with the previous administration and I expect good things. I expect building will recommence in all communities in the West Bank. Only then will the Palestinians understand and it will bring them to the negotiating table."
"The alliance between Israel and the US has always been steadfast but, I told them there and also here in Jerusalem: This alliance has become even stronger," Prime Minister Netanyahu, who returned from Washington on Friday, added.
"There is a personal connection of many years between President Trump and myself, and it is important. But it is even more important due to the second thing that has become stronger and this is the common view about the dangers and opportunities in the Middle East," Netanyahu continued.
"The two of us see eye to eye on the main—and growing—threat from Iran and the need to stand against Iranian aggression in the various spheres ... In the end we hope to achieve peace."
[source : Netanyahu: Trump and I agreed to form team on settlements, Ynetnews, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4924488,00.html, 19th February 2017]
Sunday, February 19, 2017
ISRAEL TO BUILD, BUILD, BUILD IN THE WEST BANK TO FORCE PALESTINIANS TO NEGOTIATE
Thanks to Trump, Israel has become very confident that it can do anything it wants and the USA will allow it, and in the case of Iran even muck in!