Wednesday, March 18, 2015

150 U.S. House members sign letter congratulating Benjamin Netanyahu

The White House has said it will be days before President Obama gives Bibi a call.

On Wednesday, 150 of members of the House sent a letter today congratulating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Likud Party’s victory in Tuesday’s elections.

“I extend my sincere congratulations to Prime Minister Netanyahu and wish him the best of luck as he works to form a new Israeli government. A strong U.S.-Israel relationship is critical to combating the rise of Islamic jihadists in the region.

"The White House has so far failed to recognize the Prime Minister’s success, and this silence has been deafening.  While a new government has yet to be formed, the resounding victory by Netanyahu’s Likud Party leaves little doubt that Bibi Netanyahu will continue as Prime Minister.

"It is my hope that the President will put personalities aside, congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu, and work to repair the relationship between the White House and Israel," U.S. Rep. Ron Desantis (R-FL) said about the letter.

The letter remains open for signatures and DeSantis encourages all Republicans and Democrats to join him in congratulating Netanyahu.


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