UPDATED 10:32 AM PT — Monday, March 25, 2019
The president recently sounded off on Israel’s right to defend itself, following a Hamas rocket attack on the Gaza Strip.
During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, he signed a presidential proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights region.
Netanyahu announced he was cutting his U.S. visit short in response to the strikes. He also said Israel will not tolerate aggression on the strip, adding, his country is prepared defend itself.
This comes after Israel’s military began launching counter strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.
The Israeli prime minister also thanked the president, saying Israel has never had a better friend than President Trump.