Pence Meets With Israeli Prime Minister During Trip


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told Israel's prime minister that he believes the incoming Republican-controlled Congress will support that country's security goals.

Pence met Monday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) in Jerusalem as part of the official activities of the GOP governor's nine-day trip to Israel.

Video of Pence and Netanyahu posted online by the prime minister's office shows Pence saying he expected Congress to back Israel negotiating to “achieve defenseable borders and secure its own peace and security in the years ahead.''

That comes as Netanyahu on Monday denounced a proposed U.N. resolution calling for Israel's withdrawal from all occupied Palestinian territory within three years.

Pence's wife and three children traveled with him to celebrate Christmas in Jerusalem last week as he considers entering the Republican presidential race.