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Israeli Prime Minister thanks Democratic presidential nominee for her support for Israel in meeting at the W Hotel in New York.

Elad Benari, | updated: 07:41

Netanyahu and Clinton meet in New York
Netanyahu and Clinton meet in New York
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Sunday evening in New York with Democratic Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The meeting was held at the W hotel and lasted for nearly an hour, the Prime Minister's Office said.

Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer and Jake Sullivan, senior policy advisor also participated in the meeting.

Netanyahu discussed with Clinton a broad range of issues relating to advancing peace and stability in the Middle East as well as the potential for economic growth through technological innovation.

Netanyahu also thanked Clinton for her friendship and support for Israel, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

Clinton's campaign said in a statement following the meeting that a "strong and secure Israel" is vital to the United States.

Clinton "reaffirmed her unwavering commitment" to the U.S.-Israel relationship and stressed her support for the new military aid agreement reached earlier in September and her commitment to countering efforts to boycott Israel, added the statement.

The meeting followed Netanyahu's earlier meeting with the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, which lasted about 90 minutes and took place at the Trump Tower.

Trump told Netanyahu during the meeting that if elected president, he would recognize Jerusalem as the “undivided capital” of Israel, ending a long-standing U.S. policy which has kept the American embassy in Tel Aviv.

Other topics of discussion included the Iran nuclear deal and the regional turmoil caused by the rise of the ISIS terror organization.








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