- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

At a joint press conference Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said President Trump was the right leader to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.

“Under your leadership I believe we can reverse the rising tide of radical Islam,” Mr. Netanyahu told the president during his visit to the White House since Mr. Trump took office.

The prime minister commended Mr. Trump for showing “great courage in confronting this threat head-on.”

During the campaign, Mr. Trump ran on a strong pro-Israel platform and vowed to make defeating the Islamic State terrorist army, also known as ISIS and ISIL, a top priority of his administration.

Mr. Trump frequently criticized President Obama, who had a strained relationship with Israel, for avoiding even saying the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”

• S.A. Miller can be reached at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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