Jewish Home touts Trump victory as sign of change

Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) responded Wednesday morning to the news of Donald Trump’s election victory over Hillary Clinton, congratulating the new President-elect and offering his thanks to the former Secretary of State.“I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump, and all the American people. We thank Hillary Clinton for her friendship with Israel,” said Bennett in a statementShaked also congratulated Trump, praising him as a “true friend of Israel.”Bennett pledged to strengthen the “special relationship” between Israel and the US, adding that Trump’s win offers the chance to scrap a central tenet of American foreign policy in the Middle East for five decades – Palestinian statehood, which was conspicuously absent from the Republican platform.“We are sure the special relationship between the United States and Israel will continue, and even grow stronger.”


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