Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he rejected Donald Trump’s recent comments about Muslims, emphasizing that Israel “respects all religions.” The Israeli leader issued a statement just hours after it was announced that Trump would be meeting with him during a visit to Israel at the end of December, the Associated Press reported. The meeting between Netanyahu and Trump -- set for Dec. 28 -- was scheduled two weeks ago, before Trump caused international outrage by proposing a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States. Netanyahu said he meets with all presidential candidates who visit his country, and the meeting does not represent an endorsement of Trump.
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