JERUSALEM (JTA) — American billionaire Donald Trump endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video released on YouTube. “My name is Donald Trump and I’m a big fan of Israel,” Trump says at the start of the 36-second video.
“You truly have a great prime minister in Benjamin Netanyahu — there’s nobody like him. He’s a winner. He’s highly respected. He’s highly thought of by all. And people really do have great, great respect for what’s happened in Israel.”
Trump concludes, “So vote for Benjamin. Terrific guy, terrific leader. Great for Israel.”
Trump endorsed Mitt Romney in the recent U.S. presidential election. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is a convert to Judaism and married a Jewish businessman, Jared Kushner.