- Reuven Rivlin calls President Enrique Peña Nieto over ‘misunderstanding’
- Mexico had called for an apology for apparent endorsement of Trump plan
Israel’s president has told his Mexican counterpart that he was “sorry for the hurt” over a tweet in which the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appeared to praise Donald Trump’s plans to build a wall on the US-Mexican border.
In a tweet on Saturday that drew a rebuke from Mexico, the rightwing Netanyahu wrote: “President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.”