Following Donald Trump's controversial remarks about banning Muslims from entering the U.S., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a press release via Twitter condemning the remarks.
“The state of Israel respects all religion and strictly adheres to the rights of all its citizens,” Netanyahu said in the statement. “At the same time, Israel is fighting radical Islam which is attacking Muslims, Christians and Jews alike and threatens the entire world.”
Netanyahu’s office also revealed Wednesday he would not cancel his meeting with the GOP presidential candidate, scheduled for later this month.
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) December 9, 2015
Not one to rest on his Twitter laurels, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump tweeted Thursday he is canceling the trip to Israel.
“I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become president of the U.S.,” he tweeted.
I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2015
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Featured Image: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participates in a conversation at the Center for American Progress November 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. Netanyahu spoke on issues including Iran, Israeli-Palestinian relations, regional concerns, and ways to strengthen the partnership between Israel and the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)