Trump celebrates Netanyahu's election victory with & # 39; VICTORY & # 39; tweets about themselves – a photo of an Israeli who was celebrating his flag & # 39; Make America Great Again & # 39; waves
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a fifth tenure on Tuesday
- President Trump congratulated him on a phone call and a tweet
- & # 39; Trump flags were last night apart from the Bibi @ Netanyahu VICTORY celebration! & # 39; he wrote on Twitter and promoted himself just as well as his Israeli ally
- The tweet came with a photo of the Netanyahu supporter waving a Likud party flag with one hand and a flag from Trump & # 39; Make America Great Again & # 39; with the other
- Trump told reporters in the White House that the re-election of Netanyahu will make a peace plan in the Middle East more likely
President Donald Trump celebrated the election victory of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with a tweet about himself.
& # 39; Trump flags were last night apart from the Bibi @ Netanyahu VICTORY celebration! & # 39; he wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a photo of the Netanyahu supporter who waved a flag of the Likud party with a flag of the Trump & # 39; Make America Great Again & # 39; with the other.
The photo was taken in the early hours of Tuesday evening in Tel Aviv, while conservative Israelis celebrated exit polls predicting that Netanyahu would serve a fifth tenure.
Trump started on Wednesday morning with a 10-minute press at the White House and congratulated Netanyahu on maintaining his power.
& # 39; It may be a bit early, but I heard he won it and won it well & # 39 ;, he said and called his Israeli counterparty & # 39; a great ally & # 39; and & # 39; a friend & # 39 ;.
Tuesday's national ballots seemed to deliver the same number of seats in the 120-person Knesset to the Likud of Netanyahu and the rival centrist Blue and White Party.
But given his alliances with religious-right parties, Netanyahu remains prime minister.
& # 39; We did not win in this round. We will make Likud's life in opposition a hell, "said Yair Lapid, number two in the centrist party led by former military chief Benny Gantz, in a statement on Israeli television.
The Netanyahu office said on Wednesday that Trump had called him aboard Force One on his way to Texas, and & # 39; congratulated & # 39; him.
The Prime Minister thanked the President for his & # 39; great support to Israel &, which he said the White House recognizes Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights and relocates the US embassy to Jerusalem.
Netanyahu campaigned against his victories in foreign policy and close relationships with Trump and other pro-Israeli heads of state.
Trump said in the White House that Netanyahu's victory will make it easier for his government to promote an ambitious peace plan in the Middle East – the ultimate deal for the billionaire real estate magnate.
& # 39; I never made it a promise, but everyone said you can't have peace with Israel and the Palestinians in the Middle East & # 39 ;, he told reporters and added: & # 39; I think we have a chance. & # 39;
& # 39; And I think we now have a better chance if Bibi has won. & # 39;
State Secretary Mike Pompeo said Wednesday during a session in the Senate that the US will soon present a peace in the Middle East.
& # 39; We have been working on a series of ideas that we hope to present soon & # 39 ;, said Pompeo.