Israel Defence Minister Ehud Barak congratulated US President Barack Obama on his election victory. The Minister also congratulated all of the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.
– Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak
I have no doubt that the Obama administration will continue its policy – whereby Israel’s security is at its very foundations – as well as its efforts to tackle the challenges facing all of us in the region; all the while continuing to strive for further progress in the peace process.
I believe that in the tradition of deep friendship and with a backdrop of shared experiences accrued with President Obama, it also will be possible to overcome any differences in stance; should they arise.
Minister Barak wished President Obama, "great success with the tasks that are yet before him."