According to Press TV, Netanyahu also thanked the new US administration over its choice for Washington’s new ambassador to Tel Aviv, while addressing the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convention via video link on Monday.
Since taking office in January, Trump’s increased support for Israel has emboldened the Tel Aviv regime to intensify anti-Palestinian activities such as settlement expansions. Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama often clashed with the Israeli premier.
Last week, the US Senate confirmed Trump’s controversial pick of David Friedman to be America’s Ambassador to Tel Aviv.
“Israel is committed to working with President Trump to advance peace with the Palestinians and with all our neighbors,” Netanyahu said, noting that Palestine must recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Netanyahu also thanked Trump over a recent US budget request that “leaves military aid to Israel fully funded.”
While addressing AIPAC on Sunday, US Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump is “serious” about moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to al-Quds.
During his campaign, Trump promised Netanyahu that he would recognize al-Quds as Israel’s undivided capital.