President Trump touched down in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Monday for the second leg of his first foreign trip as president, saying “we love Israel” and calling for a renewed partnership in the fight against terrorism.
“On my first trip overseas as president, I have come to this sacred and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the State of Israel,” Trump said.
Israel has built one of the world’s great civilizations, Trump said, calling it determined and prosperous.
“Now, let us work together to build a future where the nations of the region are at peace and all of our children can grow and grow up strong and grow up free from terrorism and violence,” he said. “During my travels in recent days, I have found new reasons for hope.”
Trump touted “historic agreements” during his visit in Saudi Arabia to help battle terrorism.
“We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity and peace, but we can only get there working together,” he said. “There is no other way… We love Israel, we respect Israel and I send your people the warmest greetings from your friend and ally, all of the people in the United States of America. We are with you.”