Speaking at a joint press conference with President Trump on Monday, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu took a swing at former President Barack Obama; thanking Trump for his strikes against Syria and for reasserting “American leadership” throughout the region.
The two leaders addressed reporters in Jerusalem, with Netanyahu commending President Trump for his airstrikes against the Syrian regime following a chemical weapons attack.
“I want you to know how much we appreciate your bold decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” the Israeli leader said. “And I want to tell you also how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East.”
“I look forward to working closely with you to confront the dangers we face together in this violent and volatile Middle East. I believe that together we can roll back Iran’s march of aggression and terror in this region, and we can thwart Iran’s unbridled ambition to become a nuclear weapon state,” Netanyahu added.