Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulated Barack Obama Wednesday on winning a second term and said the strategic alliance between the two countries was stronger than ever. “I will continue to work with President Obama to ensure the interests that are vital for the security of Israel’s citizens,” he said. Israel’s party leaders added warm wishes on Obama’s reelection. President Shimon Peres praised Obama as “a man of the future and peace” who is committed to Israel’s security and stopping Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Peres spoke from Moscow where he is on an official visit. Thursday, he is scheduled to meet President Vladimir Putin.