Donald Trump has postponed his end-of-the-month trip to Israel, just a day after he announced it.

Instead of heading to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Dec. 28, Trump now says he'll go once he wins the 2016 election.

The change in heart for the Republican presidential front-runner comes after Netanyahu rejected Trump's call for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims" entering the United States.

"The State of Israel respects all religions and protects stringently the rights of all its citizens," according to a statement released by Netanyahu's office. "At the same time Israel is struggling with extreme Islam that is attacking Muslims, Christian and Jews as one and is threatening the entire world."

Trump tweeted early Thursday morning that his meeting with Netanyahu would be postponed until a later date. He has faced continuous backlash for his proposed Muslim ban.

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