Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon congratulated John Kerry on his expected appointment as US secretary of state. In a telegram, Ayalon told the senator that he values his wisdom and vision.
Former FM Tzipi Livni also sent Kerry a letter saying she was pleased to hear of his appointment as secretary of state. The Hatnua chairwoman further wrote that she knew how important Israel's security is to Kerry. (Itamar Eichner)