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U.S. President ’s meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin resulted in a “really good” outcome for Israel, the president told Fox News of the Helsinki Summit on 16 July.

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Posted by ‎Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו‎ on Tuesday, 17 July 2018

“At the end of this meeting, I think we came to a lot of good conclusions. A really good conclusion for Israel – something very strong. He (Russian President Vladimir Putin) is a believer in Israel. He is a fan of Bibi (Israeli Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname). And he is really helping him a lot, and we will help him a lot – which is good for all of .

came under heavy in America from both Republicans and for his comments at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 17.

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Trump lauded the closeness of the -Israel relationship at the joint press conference. He said: “We’ve worked with Israel long and hard for many years, many decades. I think we’ve never – never has anyone, any country, been closer than we are.”

Trump displayed ’ closeness with Israel by moving the American embassy to Jerusalem and also by withdrawing from an agreement which Israel opposed vehemently – the Iran nuclear deal.

Putin in his joint press conference said: “The of should be brought to the full compliance with the treaty of 1974, about the separation of forces of Israel and . This will bring peace to the Golan Heights and bring [a] more peaceful relationship between and Israel – and also provide security of the State of Israel.”

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He added that Trump “paid special attention to the issue during today’s negotiations. And I would like to confirm that is interested in this development and will act accordingly.”

Trump’s comments about being a “a believer in Israel” came less than a week after Netanyahu traveled to for a meeting with Putin. The meeting was their third this year and ninth in the last three years, since Russia became heavily militarily in Syria.

Netanyahu in posting a clip on of President Trump’s comments to Fox News to his Facebook said: “I will continue to strengthen Israel as a rising global force.”

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