Netanyahu: Israel has no greater friend than Donald Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump opened his joint press conference by saying "our shared values have advanced the causes of human freedom, dignity and peace," adding that "Israel is a symbol to the world of resilience in the face of oppression."
Trump noted that, "we will never forget what the Jewish people endured," saying that "your perseverence ... is truly inspirational."
The U.S. president said that the security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the Iran nuclear deal, "which I've talked about a lot."
"We have a long history of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and those who don’t value human life," Trump said, adding that "we reject unfair and one-sided actions against israel in the United Nations which has treated Israel, in my opinion, very, very unfairly."
Trump said that "the United States will encourage a peace, and really a great peace deal ... but it is the parties themselves who must directly negotiate such an agreement."
Trump then turned to Netanyahu and said "both sides whill have to make compromises, you know that right?"