Donald Trump says he would recognize Jerusalem as undivided Israeli capital

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) — Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel under a Trump administration during a meeting in Trump Tower.

Trump and Netanyahu met Sunday for more than an hour at Trump’s residence in New York, Trump’s campaign said in a statement.

“Mr. Trump and the prime minister discussed the special relationship between America and Israel and the unbreakable bond between the two countries. The topics of military assistance, security and regional stability were addressed,” the statement reads. “Mr. Trump said that under a Trump administration, there will be extraordinary strategic, technological, military and intelligence cooperation between the two countries.”

Trump told the Israeli leader he believed the United States’ military assistance to Israel and cooperation in relation to regional missile defense are an “excellent investment for America.”

In September, President Barack Obama‘s administration pledged the United States’ largest-ever military aid package to Israel — nearly $40 billion over 10 years.

“Finally, Mr. Trump acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people for over 3,000 years, and that the United States, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the state of Israel,” the statement adds.

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