The following is an excerpt from James Rogers | September 26, 2016 | Foxnews.com |
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is confident that the close bonds between Israel and the U.S. will continue regardless of who wins November’s presidential election.
“The relationship is so strong between Israel and the United States of America that whoever is elected, she or he will reflect the real shared values and the great tradition of co-operation between Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East and America, the strongest and most important democracy on Earth,” he told FoxNews.com Monday.
Barak thinks that the U.S. will remain a strong ally of Israel regardless of who is in the White House next year. “I happen to know Hillary and the Clintons for decades – she knows Israel very well and very intimately – she knows the players, she knows everyone,” he said.
“Donald Trump is just learning it, but he basically knows [Israel], he knows many Israelis,” added Barak, noting that Trump, like Clinton, has Jewish family members. “As far as Israel is in focus, the great tradition of close relationship will continue.”
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