Obama Congratulates Rivlin On Presidential Victory


obamaUS President Barack Obama congratulated Reuven Rivlin on his election as the 10th president of the State of Israel.

“President-elect Rivlin has a long and dedicated record of public service and we look forward to continued strong ties, to the benefit of both our nations, under Mr. Rivlin’s presidency,” he said.

“Over more than six decades, the United States and Israel have developed a unique relationship based on shared democratic values, our unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security, and our partnership in scientific research and innovative technology.

“As President Shimon Peres nears the end of his term, he can look back on a remarkable legacy of courage, conviction and compassion. He has dedicated his extraordinary life to the cause of peace, and I look forward to welcoming him in Washington later this month where he will receive the Congressional Gold Medal.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}