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At Joint Press Conference, Netanyahu Calls Trump Great Supporter Of Israel05:17

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President Donald Trump (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 15, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)closemore
President Donald Trump (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 15, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vouched for President Donald Trump as the two leaders appeared together at a joint press conference Wednesday.

Netanyahu said there is "no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump."

NPR national security editor Phil Ewing (@philewing) joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss news from the press conference, as the two leaders meet at the White House.

With reporting from The Associated Press

Here is NPR's annotated transcript from the press conference:

This story aired on February 15, 2017.

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