Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says Israel should ‘keep moving forward’ in response to Arab terror.
By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 5/3/2016, 8:53 PM
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said Israel should continue building in Judea and Samaria, insisting the Jewish state should “keep moving forward” in response to Arab terrorism.
Speaking to the UK’s Daily Mail, Trump emphasized his support for the State of Israel, and appeared to veer away from previous comments in which he declared that he would stay “neutral” on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Trump referenced the “thousands of missiles being launched into Israel,” by Arab terrorists prior to the 2014 Gaza war, asking rhetorically: “Who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?”
He also said he would sharply depart from the policies of the current White House, which has put enormous pressure on Israel to halt all construction – in Jewish areas only – in Judea and Samaria.
Asked if he similarly thought a building freeze was a good idea, Trump responded: “No, I don’t think it is, because I think Israel should have – they really have to keep going. They have to keep moving forward.”