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No comment on Trump's Jerusalem move from Netanyahu in first speech

In his 21-minute speech to a Jerusalem diplomatic conference, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlined Israel’s economic strengths and international outreach.

FILE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture: AFP.

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not comment on the planned US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday during his first public remarks since the White House confirmed the new policy.

In his 21-minute speech to a Jerusalem diplomatic conference, Netanyahu outlined Israel’s economic strengths and international outreach, emphasising the importance of ties with the United States.

But he did not mention the US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem announcement, due later on Wednesday.

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