Despite Romney’s words that Palestinians are committed to Israel’s destruction…
Despite a majority of Americans living in Israel voting for Romney…
Barack Obama has been reelected as President of the United States.
DesertPeace and Associates congratulates him on this great victory.
The Israeli establishment hoped and prayed for different results, but the guarantee of the continued THREE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL HANDOUT from the Obama administration will make that victory an easier pill to swallow …. in reality, Israel wins no matter what the outcome was.
Here are the early headlines from the Israeli press expressing those sentiments;
From HaAretz …
Israel lauds Obama victory, confident ties will remain strong
Defense Minister Barak: We will overcome any differences, Obama will continue to support Israel; Ambassador Oren: I don’t foresee any changes to our relationship.
From Ynet News
Netanyahu: I’ll continue working with Obama
PM issues short statement congratulating US president on his re-election, says ‘strategic alliance between Israel and United States is stronger than ever.’ Labor Chairwoman Yachimovich hopes Obama’s leadership ‘will create a better and safer future for our region’
From The Jerusalem Post
(Israeli officials cash-in on Obamas’s election victory )
PM: Israel-US alliance ‘stronger than ever’
Israeli officials weigh in on Obama’s election victory.
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Likud Leader: Israel Must not Bend for Obama
Israel will not bend for Obama despite his re-election victory, says Likud MK Danny Danon. National Union: A victory for Israeli left.
To borrow a word from President Obama’s victory speech, let us HOPE that despite Romney’s and Abbas’ opposition to the creation of a Free and Independent Palestine, we will see the creation of their State in the very near future. Then, and only then will Obama’s victory be a victory for all of humanity as well.