- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he supports moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and that he will be “very good” to Israel.

“I am for that a hundred percent,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with CBN News’ David Brody when asked about the embassy issue. “We are for that a hundred percent.”

Mr. Trump called the nuclear deal with Iran a “tremendous liability” to Israel and said it will lead to nuclear proliferation.

“I will be very good to Israel,” he said. “I will back Israel. We have a president that I think is the worst thing that’s ever happened to Israel, but I’ll be backing it very strongly. They’re our best ally; they’re our best ally in the Middle East.”

“They’ve really been loyal to us — we have not been loyal to them,” he said.

During appearance last month at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum, Mr. Trump received a smattering of boos after he was asked if he would support recognizing Jerusalem as the “undivided” capital of Israel and he said he wanted to wait until meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mr. Trump later said he was postponing a trip to Israel and that he would meet with Mr. Netanyahu after he becomes president. That announcement from Mr. Trump came after Mr. Netanyahu’s office condemned the GOP presidential hopeful’s remarks about Muslims and days after Mr. Trump initially announced his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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