Israeli occupation, UAE ambassadors meet with Trump's rival in Florida
The two ambassadors traveled to Florida to participate in an event hosted by the American Jewish Committee and met Ron DeSantis for about 30 minutes.
Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post reported on Friday that the ambassadors of the Israeli occupation and the United Arab Emirates to the United States met with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as part of their participation in an event hosted by the American Jewish Committee.
The joint meeting, which lasted 30 minutes, was "productive," the Israeli ambassador to the US Mike Herzog tweeted, adding, "We gave an overview of the Abraham Accords [normalization agreements] & the strategic significance & opportunities that they present to our region, the world & to Florida."
The newspaper added that Ron DeSantis, who is considering running in the 2024 presidential election, said the West Bank "is not occupied territory, it is disputed territory," adding, "I don't care what the State Department says."
DeSantis added he was always a "big advocate" of the "US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem [occupied al-Quds]," adding, "You gotta know the history...which is why I was a big advocate as a Congressman to move the embassy."
"They said it would spark World War III and they were wrong."
DeSantis may reportedly be on his way to becoming one of the most prominent political figures to have made a record boost in the American public scene, and the Republican Party in particular, in a relatively short period of time.
The prospect of former US President Donald Trump running in 2024 has caused an apparent rift between him and DeSantis, who is widely seen as Trump's potential rival.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is ahead of former President Trump by 23 points among Republicans in a hypothetical GOP presidential primary, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The poll by USA Today-Suffolk University found that only 33% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters would support Trump, while 56% prefer DeSantis, confirming earlier polls.
Trump warned DeSantis against making a bid for the White House in the upcoming 2024 presidential elections on Tuesday, saying it would be bad for the GOP.
"I don't know if he is running. I think if he runs, he could hurt himself very badly. I really believe he could hurt himself badly," Trump said during an interview with Fox News following a rally in Ohio.
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