Republican candidate Donald Trump said today that a peace deal with Palestinians would be in Israel’s interests, and that as president he’d work to broker a deal for the Jewish state.
POLITICO reports that in an interview on ABC, Trump previewed some of what he plans to say on Monday in a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington.
“A deal would be in Israel’s interests,” Trump said, adding that “there is nobody more pro-Israel than I am.”
“I don’t know one Jewish person that doesn’t want to have a deal,” he said, according to POLITICO. “If I win, I’m going to be giving that a very good shot.”
Trump has previously declined to say whether he would advocate for the United States to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim and has faced criticism since for saying he would be “a neutral guy” in negotiating between Israel and the Palestinians.