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Trump and Clinton hold separate meetings with Israeli prime minister in New York

Trump and Clinton hold separate meetings with Israeli prime minister in New York

Israel's superiority with technology is well known around the world.   Israeli scientists have contributed to the advancement of agriculture, computer sciences, electronics, genetics, health care, optics, solar energy and more.  New technology brings new jobs and helps to stimulate the economy.  I find it odd that Donald Trump, in meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu, spoke to him about building a wall to secure borders.  Perhaps our presidential candidates should be focusing more on positive things like training for the future instead of going back to an America that used to be.  In the America I grew up in, as a Jew quotas kept me from attending Ivy League colleges and many fields of employment were not open to me or others like me. I don't want to go back in time, I want to move forward into a country where all people are accepted, treated as equals, and who are properly trained for the jobs that could exist in a technologically superior environment.

​The following article is from the Los Angeles Times:

 

SEPT. 25, 2016  6:17 P.M. Melanie Mason

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took a break from last-minute debate preparation Sunday to visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in separate, closed-door meetings in New York.

Netanyahu, who was in New York for last week's U.N. General Assembly, first paid a visit to the GOP nominee's home in Trump Tower. The two met for more than an hour, discussing military assistance and security, according to a release from the Trump campaign.

One item on the agenda, according to the campaign, was "Israel's successful experience with a security fence that helped secure the borders," echoing Trump's own emphasis on building a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump also pledged to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital city, a long-held desire of the Israeli government and many Israel backers in America. Such recognition would mark a departure from long-standing U.S. policy. The United States recognizes Tel Aviv as the Israeli capital and maintains its embassy there, as do many other countries.

Clinton met with Netanyahu later on Sunday for just under an hour at the W Hotel. 

Clinton "confirmed her unwavering commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship and her plan to take our partnership to the next level," according to a senior campaign aide in a news release about the meeting.

Among the topics discussed was the controversial BDS movement, an effort gaining traction on college campuses that advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. The Clinton campaign characterized such efforts as "attempts to de-legitimize Israel," and said Clinton was committed to countering such protests.

Clinton and Netanyahu also discussed the long-standing Israel-Palestinian conflict. Clinton supports a two-state solution "negotiated directly by the parties," and said in the meeting that she opposed any attempt by outside parties, including the United Nations Security Council, to impose a solution.

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