Trump tells Jewish-Americans he is Israel's best friend

President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood Florida Saturday Dec. 7 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood Florida Saturday Dec. 7 2019

"So many of you voted for people in the last administration", he said, "Some day you'll have to explain that to me because I don't think they liked Israel too much".

Trump's entourage at the event included Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, along with Republican Reps. At one point, he started talking about Jews who, he says, "don't love Israel enough".

"American Jews do have a choice, and they're not choosing President Trump or the Republican Party, which has been complicit in enacting his hateful agenda", Jewish Democratic Council Executive Director Halie Soifer said in a statement Sunday, according to The Hill.

Trump enumerated his pro-Israel moves at the Israeli-American Council's annual conference in Florida, including recognizing moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, cutting USA aid to the Palestinian Authority, pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions and recognizing Israelis sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

"The Jewish state has never had a better friend in the White House than your president, Donald J. Trump", Trump told the cheering group in his half-hour speech before its meeting at the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood.

At a conference in Hollywood, Florida, the Republican real estate magnate said Jewish-Americans had been wrong to vote for Democrats under his predecessor Barack Obama.

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In his speech, the president also claimed there are some Jewish people in America who don't love Israel enough.

Trump said that he believes thousands of Iranians have been killed in the protests and that thousands more have been arrested.

Both Adelsons appeared on stage to introduce Trump, with Miriam Adelson asserting that Trump "has already gone down in the annals of Jewish history, and that is before he's even completed his first term in office".

Trump has put his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is Jewish-American but had no previous experience in government before joining this administration, in charge of the peace plan.

The Adelsons donated 30 million USA dollars to Trump's campaign in the final months of the 2016 race.

"America will always stand with the Iranian people in their righteous struggle for freedom", he said. They followed up by donating 100 million US dollars to the Republican Party for last November's congressional elections.

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In November, the Trump administration again broke with decades of global consensus when it said that it would no longer consider Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian lands in the West Bank illegal. "They say that's the toughest of all deals but if Jared Kushner can't do it, it can't be done".

The White House has said its Mideast peace plan is complete and had promised to release it after Israeli elections in September.

President Donald Trump celebrated his pro-Israel record, criticized BDS supporters in Congress such as Reps.

'My administration strongly opposes this despicable rhetoric, ' Trump said. "As long as I am your president, it makes no difference".

Before addressing the Israeli American Council summit, Trump spoke at the Florida Republican Party's Statesman's Dinner in nearby Aventura. The state GOP closed the event to media coverage.

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