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April 12, 2015 11:55 am

Israeli Leaders Meet With Likely US Presidential Candidate Scott Walker

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Wisconsin Governor and presidential hopeful Scott Walker says that he expects to meet with Netanyahu on an Israel trip in May. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in his Jerusalem office on Tuesday with visiting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is widely expected to seek the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Netanyahu and Walker did not issue statements to the press about their meeting, but Walker did tweet afterwards, “Thanks @netanyahu for the meeting. Our democracies share common values & work to confront shared threats.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Walker met with Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett, the outgoing economy minister who is set to become education minister once Israel’s new government is sworn in. Bennett thanked Walker for his support of Israel. Walker later tweeted, “Excellent meeting with @naftalibennett. Israel’s economy and entrepreneurship are sources of strength and optimism.”

Walker also held meetings with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) and Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog on Tuesday. Regarding the meeting with Herzog, Walker tweeted, “Great discussion w/ opposition leader Herzog at the Knesset. Interesting, he has family ties to US presidents going back to FDR.”

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