By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem, Israel — November 9, 2016 … Part of the following was communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency.
Upon winning the US Electoral College votes confirming that Donald Trump had won the race for the Presidency, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued the following statement.
“I congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the 45th President of the United States of America. President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel, and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region.”
Netanyahu added: “The ironclad bond between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests and driven by a shared destiny.
I am confident that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights.”
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans,” Trump said in his victory speech. “For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so we can work together and unify our great country.”
Trump also said Hillary Clinton had called him to concede the race. “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country,” he said. “I mean that very sincerely.”
Jews who wish to congratulate President-Elect Trump may do so at www.Jews4Trump.com.