President Donald Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold up a Golan Heights proclamation outside the West Wing, March 25, 2019.
Wearing almost identical dark suits and red ties, President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lavished praise on each other in a joint appearance at the White House Monday, with the latter hailing Trump as the greatest friend Israel has ever had as the president took steps to reverse decades of U.S. foreign policy toward Israel.
Around the same time, Rep. Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, released a statement clarifying his remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference from the previous night. In his speech, Hoyer’s criticism of people who bring up “dual loyalty” in talking about U.S. foreign policy toward Israel was largely seen as a rebuke of a single member of his own party: Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose recent comments have stirred a heated debate among Democrats on Israel.