LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 23: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a caucus night watch party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on February 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The New York businessman won his third state victory in a row in the "first in the West" caucuses. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Israel welcomes landslide victory by President-elect Donald Trump

A land-slide victory was recorded today in favor of Republican nominee Donald trump, over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Clinton called Trump in the early hours of this morning to concede the election after he won 288 of the electoral votes—18 more than the necessary 270—making it impossible for her to win. The news of Trump’s victory was welcomed in Israel this morning, as the Republican nominee was considered by Israeli officials are the better option for President when it comes to safeguarding the security and national interests of the Jewish state.

Among the first officials to congratulate the President-elect, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat sent a letter to Donald Trump, commending him on his decisive victory. Barkat wrote in his letter that he “is confident that during his tenure as President, he will continue to strengthen Jerusalem’s position and sovereignty as the capital of the state of Israel.” The mayor added that “Jerusalem eagerly awaits a decision by Trump to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, the eternal heart of the Jewish people,” the city of Jerusalem; a move which will fulfill a promise voiced on several occasions by the newly elected President.