Obama Wishes Israel Happy Birthday (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 04/24/12)
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US President Barak Obama on Tuesday conveyed to Israel the customary
White House well-wishes for Israel´s 64th birthday.
Obama´s sentiments were conveyed to President Shimon Peres in a
letter on the eve of Israel´s two day Yom Hazikaron [Memorial Day]
and Yom Haatzmaut [Independence Day] celebration in a letter dated
April 18, 2012.
"Dear Mr. President," Obama wrote.
"On the 64th anniversary of Israel´s independence on April 26, I wish
to extend warmest regards and congratulations on behalf of the
"Based on our shared values and interests, the bonds between our two
countries are deep and strong. In a time of momentous change, the
United States remains steadfast in its commitment to Israel´s
security and a comprehensive peace in the region.
"As we work together to pursue common goals and meet shared
challenges, I wish the State of Israel continued prosperity and a
Obama is expected to honor Peres by awarding him the Medal of Freedom
during the Israeli president´s visit to Washington in June.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/24/12)
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