VP Pence reiterates United States' unwavering commitment to Israel's security

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 17 (ANI): Vice President Mike Pence reiterated the United States' unwavering commitment to Israel's security and pledged to work with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the shared challenges faced throughout the Middle East, including the threats posed by Iran and its proxies as well as ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorist organizations. Pence hosted Netanyahu for breakfast at the Vice President's Residence on Thursday, where the two leaders reaffirmed the special relationship between the United States and Israel and underscored the unbreakable bond between our two countries. They discussed the ways through which U.S. and Israel can work more closely together on critical issues such as cyber security, intelligence cooperation, and energy. Both the leaders agreed to work together against one-sided actions against Israel at the United Nations and other international forums, as well as boycotts that target Israel. Pence and Netanyahu also agreed that peace between Israel and the Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between the two parties, and that the United States will work closely with the two countries to make progress towards that goal. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had earlier hailed United States President Donald Trump for his crackdown on 'radical Islam' terrorism, saying that there is no better supporter for the Jewish people than Trump. Addressing a joint press conference with the U.S. President, Netanyahu said, "Under your leadership, I believe we can reverse the rising tide of radical Islam. Rolling back radical Islam, we can seize a historic opportunity." The Prime Minister further emphasized that it was for the first time in his life and in the history of the nation, that Arab countries in the region do not perceive Israel as an enemy. "This change in our region creates an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen security and advance peace," he said. "There is no greater supporter for the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump," Netanyahu added.(ANI)