Trump Netanyahu and Clinton.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Army Radio Monday morning, following his meetings with presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The prime minster spoke of his meetings with the presidential candidates as well as recent comments made by former prime minster Ehud Barak.
Netanahu stated the he will not intervene in American politics and that both candidates are "well versed in Israeli affairs."
"It is important for Israeli citizens to know no matter the election results we will have a friend in the White House. The next president will continue the strong alliance between Israel and the United States," Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu continued, stating that the strong alliance between the two nations was seen with last week's historic $38 billion military aid
agreement and that it is important for the two countries to continue their alliance, working together on the challenges in the Middle East.
In the interview, Netanyahu also spoke about Ehud Barak's
recent criticism of the premier stating that, "Ehud Barak should not preach on how to run the country."
Barak responded in a separate interview with Army Radio later Monday morning, stating, "History will judge the success of the prime minister, I am not afraid."
"I wish that those who incited against [former prime minister Yitzhak] Rabin would focus on changing things for citizens instead of harassment," Barak continued, "Personally I will continue working to open the eyes of the public to Netanyahu's conduct."
"My children and grandchildren motivate me, I worry about the country's future."
Netanyahu however stated that he was prepared to continue his job as long as he has something to contribute.
"We have made so many big changes, breaking into new markets, we formed an agreement with Japan for the protection of investments, we worked on special relations with Russia," stated Netanyahu.
"We broke down the automatic block against us affecting our position in the United Nations," Netanyahu continued, "I want to break down our isolation in the international arena."