The phone call between US Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin came a few days after President Donald Trump claimed that American Jews who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin went on Twitter on Wednesday to tout his telephone conversation with Nancy Pelosi earlier that day, during which he specifically thanked the US speaker “for her commitment” and underscored the significance of “strong” ties between Tel Aviv and Washington.

These relations are “not dependent on the links with either party”, Rivlin pointed out.

He was echoed by Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill who tweeted that the Wednesday conversation “was spirited” by the personal friendship between Pelosi and Rivlin as well as by the “strong” bilateral relationship.

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