Israeli Defence Minister congratulates Obama

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.

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.

– Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak

Minister Barak wished President Obama, "great success with the tasks that are yet before him."

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