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Israeli ambassador looks forward to working with ‘alt-right’ Stephen Bannon

Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the US [file photo]
Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the US [file photo]

Israel looks forward to working with all members of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, including senior White House adviser Steve Bannon, Israel’s ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said on Thursday on leaving the Trump Tower in New York.

Trump’s appointment of Bannon has been criticized by Democrats, civil rights organizations and some Republicans, who denounce the former Breitbart News chief as having made the website a forum for the “alt-right,” a loose grouping of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites.

“We look forward to working with the Trump administration, with all the members of the Trump administration including Steve Bannon, in making the U.S.-Israel alliance stronger than ever,” Dermer said in the lobby of the Trump Tower.

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