Senior source: 'Netanyahu got almost all he wanted from Pompeo'

"Israel had eight requests, and seven were granted," the source said. "The only issue that is still under discussion is the sale of aircraft to Croatia."

By YANIR COZIN
January 2, 2019 14:55
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Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, January 1, 2019 (GPO)

Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, January 1, 2019 (GPO)

 
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A senior Israeli government source said Wednesday that "Israel has received almost everything it asked for," in a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"Israel had eight requests, and seven were granted," the source said. "The only issue that is still under discussion is the sale of aircraft to Croatia."

"The prime minister left the meeting with the impression that Israel has great influence in certain areas, and that Israel and the US are advancing various ideas with respect to Syria that will help Israel."

"I hope that Honduras will move its embassy to Jerusalem in the coming months, and that in parallel Israel will open an embassy in Honduras." The issue was discussed, the source said, in the meeting between Netanyahu and the Honduran president.


The source added that Honduras asked Israel "to intervene with the US," and for that reason a trilateral meeting was arranged between the two leaders and Pompeo. "Israel wants to help the nations of South America to solve part of their water problems, and economic and security issues, and the US also has an interest in that."

The source added that in his meeting with Netanyahu Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he is advancing a new plan for the country's Holocaust museum.

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