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November 8, 2012 3:22 pm

Netanyahu Calls Obama to Congratulate Him on Reelection Victory, Obama Returns the Call

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: PMO.

Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called US President Barack Obama Thursday to congratulate him on his reelection victory two days earlier, seemingly extending an olive branch amid claims that the two leaders would find it hard to cooperate going forward.

Netanyahu told Obama he looked forward to continuing to work with him to “address the great challenges facing the US and Israel and to advance peace and security in our region,” according to a press release sent by Netanyahu’s office.

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JTA – WASHINGTON  – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of 13 world leaders that President Obama called to thank for congratulatory messages following his reelection.

“In each call, he thanked his counterpart for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to continue close cooperation moving ahead,” the White House said Thursday in a statement.

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