President Shimon Peres has called to congratulate John Kerry on his nomination to the position of Secretary of State. Peres said that Israel is pleased and is confident Kerry will be able to cope with the challenges in the Mideast.
Kerry thanked President Peres and said that he hoped the Senate would confirm his nomination. Additionally, he expressed hope to meet with the president to discuss possible solutions to the aforementioned challenges. (Noam Dvir)