President Donald Trump is slated to visit Israel on May 22nd, part of a trip that includes scheduled stops in Saudi Arabia and the Vatican.
Ahead of his trip, the president released a statement to Israel Hayom Monday morning that describes his plans for working with the Israeli government to confront regional problems – first and foremost the threat posed by the Iranian regime and its proxies across the Middle East.
“During my first trip as president to Israel, I will emphasize the need to strengthen cooperation between Israel and the US,” wrote President Trump. “I’m looking forward to the trip.”
“It is my honor to accept the invitation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to make my first trip as president to Israel, where I will emphasize the need to strengthen cooperation between Israel and the US; a partnership that has been successful for so many years.”
The president added that the threats emanating from Iran and ISIS would be at the top of the agenda.
“We will focus on a number of regional issues that are the source of joint concern for us, including the need to act against the threats posed by Iran and its proxies, the dangers posed by ISIS, and the threats from other terrorist groups. We will also discuss ways to promote a real and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”