President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for officially surpassing founding father David Ben-Gurion a day earlier as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.
“Under your leadership, Israel has become a technology powerhouse and a world class economy,” Trump tweeted. “Most importantly you have led Israel with a commitment to the values of democracy, freedom, and equal opportunity that both our nations cherish and share!”
In response, Netanyahu thanked the US leader for his “warm words” and “incredible friendship.”
“Thank you, President Trump, for your warm words, outstanding support & incredible friendship. I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with you. Under your leadership, we’ve made the alliance between our two remarkable countries stronger than ever. I know there’s more to come,” the prime minister tweeted.
Read more at Times of Israel.