Trump supports Israel and says the ultimate deal would be making a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
MARK HANNITY: How do you prevent the Iranians from getting a nuclear weapon? Knowing that they already have the 150 billion, their spinning their centrifuge, they have a deal where they get 24 days notice. You become president; you suspect that they’re trying to build nuclear weapons, their hiding it from the world. What action do you take?
DONALD TRUMP: Well for one thing you have to rely on Israel a little bit because they know more of what’s going on over there then we know. I have so many friends, Jewish friends, they’ve supported Obama. They’re so disgusted; they can’t understand what happened, what went wrong. I think that President Obama has been the worst thing that’s ever happened, Shawn, to Israel. The worst. I don’t understand it. And Netanyahu’s a good guy. He was…I have never seen…he was so stressed he couldn’t make his point. And even the fact, look, having nuclear deals is a good thing not a bad thing but you want to make good nuclear deals not horrible deals. And you don’t want to pay 150 billion etc etc.
HANNITY: To the number one state sponsor of terror
TRUMP: Right. And before you start negotiating you get your prisoners back, you don’t get them back later. You get them back; you get them back so easy. They have to come back. They’re going to say no? You leave, you walk. They never walked. They were being ridiculed by everybody Shawn. They never walked. They never once got up and left the table. It was such a sad deal. But if they would have walked after they had said no they would have been fine. They would have come back, you would have ratcheted up the sanctions and you would have come back. They would have given you the prisoners and then you’re talking. Then they should have said “by the way now that we have the prisoners back we’re not giving you the 150 billion.”
HANNITY: A lot was made over the issue when you said that you would be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But you do see that Israel is the victim in this?
TRUMP: I’m a great friend of Israel. I was the Grand Marshall of the Israeli Day parade. I have so many friends, in fact one of them, one of my great friends, where is Jared my son-in-law? Where is he? My son- in-law is Jewish and he’s fantastic, a very successful guy in New York real estate.
HANNITY: Expecting a baby any day now.
TRUMP: Ivanka’s going to have a baby over the next week or so. So there’s nobody closer. Netanyahu asked me to do a commercial for him for his campaign, I did a commercial for him. But I think what you want to do is, the ultimate deal would be making a deal between Israel and the Palestinians. If we could do that, if that’s possible okay? I have been told by people, very high level people, it’s impossible. Because the hatred especially on the one side. I won’t even say which side.
HANNITY: On the Palestinian side
TRUMP: Is so intense, so incredible and from the time they’re two years old they’re told to hate to hate to hate. It’s got to be taken away. I’ve heard stories that are just unbelievable; it’s got to be taken away. But here’s the thing. I’ve been told, and I’ve used that as an example, when a deal is tough I say “that’s nothing compared to…” this is the toughest of all deals. I’m not saying the best or this…this is the toughest deal to make okay? If they can’t make the deal like the Iran deal that’s like a simple deal that should have taken a week or less it took years and years and years. This is a deal that’s tough. I’ve had people that are very smart and great negotiators involved in negotiations and they have not been able to do it.
HANNITY: If Israel is under attack and you’re the president you would come to their defense?
TRUMP: 100% I’d come to their defense. Now you know that under the Iran deal, they say (I haven’t seen it, nobody’s ever really seen it. Nobody has really read it really) but under the Iran deal if Israel ends up attacking Iran because they see they’re actually doing the nuclear or if it’s the other way around we have to fight with Iran. By the way that’s not happening folks. I don’t care; deals are meant to be broken in some cases all right? Under the deal we’re supposed to come to their defense which is hard to believe. Now I’ve only heard that but people have read people have read a piece of it and according to the way it reads we’re supposed to come to their defense. Do not worry Israel we’ll be there.
Clinton believes that enforcing the Iran nuclear deal makes Israel safer. She also supports a two state solution in Israel.
“Let me just spend a minute speaking about the serious concerns that Israel’s leaders have about this deal. Israel has every reason to be alarmed by a regime that both denies its existence and seeks its destruction. I would not support this agreement for one second if I thought it put Israel in greater danger. I believe in my core that Israel and America must stand side by side and I will always stand by Israel’s right to defend itself as I always have. I believe this deal and a joint strategy for enforcing it makes Israel safer. I say that with humility. I’m not Israeli. I don’t know what it’s like to live under constant threat from your neighbors in a country where the margin for error is so thin. I know that my saying this deal makes you safer won’t alleviate the very real fears of the Israeli people. But I have stood for Israeli security for a very long time. It was one of my bedrock principals as Secretary of State. It’s why I supported stronger defense systems like the Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system which proved so effective in protecting Israeli lives during the conflicts of 2012 and last summer. It’s why I’ve worked closely with Israel to advance the two state vision of a Jewish and democratic Israel with secure and recognized borders. And it’s why I believe we should expedite negotiations of a long term military assistance agreement with Israel.
Let’s not wait until 2017 when the current deal expires. Let’s get it done this year. I would invite the Israeli Prime Minister to the White House during my first month in office to talk about all of these issues and to set us on a course of close frequent consultation right from the start because we both rely on each other for support as partners, allies and friends. This isn’t just about policy for me it is personal. As president I’m committed to shoring up and strengthening the relationship between our countries. We have had honest disagreements about this deal, now is the time to come together. Now is the time to remember what unites us and build upon it. And so I know well that the same forces that threaten Israel threaten the United States. And to the people of Israel let me say you’ll never have to question whether we’re with you. The United States will always be with you.”