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Netanyahu and Obama Photo: Pete Souza, White House
Netanyahu and Obama Photo: Pete Souza, White House

PM congratulates Obama, pledges continued partnership

Netanyahu congratulates US president on his reelection, says looking forward to 'advancing peace and security in the region'

Itamar Eichner
Published: 11.08.12, 21:24 / Israel News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday spoke with US President Barack Obama and congratulated him on his reelection. The Prime Minister said it was "a vote of confidence in your leadership."


Netanyahu added that he looked forward to continuing to work with the President to address the "great challenges facing the US and Israel and to advance peace and security in our region."


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Throughout the US election campaign, it was claimed that Netanyahu had interfered in the race in favor of Republican candidate Mitt Romney.


Israeli state officials estimated that once elected, Obama would "get back" at Netanyahu and help his opponents in the Israeli election campaign.


Netanyahu commented on the allegations earlier on Thursday. "Recently I've been hearing voices trying to drive a wedge between Israel and the United States, voices from within the country," the prime minister said.


"But I want to say that the partnership between us is steadfast. We have the best possible partnership on the security aspect. I shall continue to work with President Obama in the best possible way."


Itamar Eichner is a Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth correspondent




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