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Trump indicates he may visit Israel before election

Republican presidential nominee doesn’t rule out trip to Israel before November election.

Ben Ariel

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may yet visit Israel before the election, he indicated on Wednesday.

Speaking at a news conference in Florida and quoted by JTA, Trump responded to a reporter who asked whether he was going to Israel and noted that nominees traditionally take foreign tours between their nomination and the election.

“It’s a tradition, but I’m not traditional,” said Trump, before adding, “I don’t know, I haven’t set my schedule.”

He said he had support from Israel and “I back Israel 100 percent.”

Trump added that “[President] Obama, in my opinion, is the single worst thing politically that could happen to Israel.”

Last month it was reported that the billionaire was considering visiting Israel before the Republican National Convention which took place last week in Cleveland, though that trip ultimately did not take place.

Trump canceled one trip to Israel in December after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahupublicly scolded him for his proposed temporary ban on Muslims coming to the U.S. Since that tiff, however, Trump has indicated several times that


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