US President Donald Trump spoke Saturday with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a mutual defense treaty between the United States and Israel.
Trump tweeted that the treaty "would further anchor the tremendous alliance" between the two countries.
"I look forward to continuing those discussions after the Israeli elections when we meet at the United Nations later this month!" Trump tweeted.
"Thank you my dear friend President Trump," Netanyahu tweeted. "The Jewish State has never had a greater friend in the White House. I look forward to our meeting at the UN to advance a historic Defense Treaty between the United States and Israel.
"Together, we will continue full steam ahead with our common battle against terrorism. Congratulations on your latest success against Bin Laden’s son. God bless America. God bless Israel."
Israel's Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) praised the announcement.
"As I have said in the past, I am in favor of a clear and signed defense treaty between the US and Israel against Iran and dealing with the issue of nuclear weapons and the threat of ballistic missiles, which does not limit Israel's actions in other areas," he said.
"A treaty such as this with the strongest power in the world will be an unprecendented historical achievement which will contribute much to the State of Israel's security and economic strength."