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Jerusalem - Obama Phones Netanyahu to Congratulate Him on First Day in Office

Published on: April 1, 2009 01:50 PM
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File Photo: in 2008 Obama as a candidate for U.S. Pres. visited Israel and met with NetanyahuFile Photo: in 2008 Obama as a candidate for U.S. Pres. visited Israel and met with Netanyahu

Jerusalem - The Obama administration is still committed to a two-state solution, according a Reuters report Wednesday which quoted the White House.

Mike Hammer, a White House National Security Council spokesman, was quoted as saying, “The president has said many times that we are committed to the establishment of a democratic Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security.”

The spokesman also reiterated US President Barak Obama’s promise to work “vigorously for this two-state solution.”

Regarding Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new government, Hammer said, “We look forward to working with the new Israeli government and understand that we will have frank discussions, and that these discussions will be based on an underlying shared commitment to Israel and its security.”

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Obama also called Netanyahu personally on Wednesday and congratulated him on his inauguration to the premiership.

Obama, currently on his first overseas trip as president, phoned Netanyahu in the early morning hours Wednesday, and congratulated him on his first day in office. According to Netanyahu’s office, Obama made clear that US support for Israel’s security was unwavering, and wished him well.

The conversation lasted close to 30 minutes, and was held in a “friendly” atmosphere. The two agreed to meet in the near future, though no date was given.


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 Apr 01, 2009 at 03:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Mazel tov

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 Apr 01, 2009 at 03:07 PM emuna Says:

lev meluchim vsurim byad borai oilam

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 Apr 01, 2009 at 10:30 PM Anonymous Says:

i would love to understamd israeli polotics.... one day

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 01:49 AM Kidney Donor - Kidney Matchmaker s Says:

Israel needs all the prayers it can get. I hope and pray one day we will have a frum Prime Minister that will guide Eretz Yisroel in the right derech. If Obama can become president, this can happen as well!

Chaya Lipschutz

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 09:21 AM cool masmid Says:

Reply to #4  
Kidney Donor - Kidney Matchmaker s Says:

Israel needs all the prayers it can get. I hope and pray one day we will have a frum Prime Minister that will guide Eretz Yisroel in the right derech. If Obama can become president, this can happen as well!

Chaya Lipschutz

Maybe a better way to put it would be ' if Joe Leiberman could almost become the VP in the US, than Israel should have no time electing a frum PM'.......

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 Apr 02, 2009 at 12:04 PM Anonymous Says:

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cool masmid Says:

Maybe a better way to put it would be ' if Joe Leiberman could almost become the VP in the US, than Israel should have no time electing a frum PM'.......

Oh please! Thank The Good L-rd he wasnt elected. For MANY reasons!

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