Clinton: Israel a Beacon of Hope (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 04/26/12)
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US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Thursday published a letter
congratulating Israel on its 64th Independence Day.
"On behalf of President Obama and the American people I am pleased to
congratulate the people of Israel on their 64th Independence Day 64,"
Clinton wrote. "For many around the world, Israel was a beacon of
hope and a inspiring country."
Clinton added that Israel and the United States share a deep and
indisputable bond of shared interests and respect.
"Our relationship grows stronger every day as we work to promote
regional security and create new economic partnerships, increase
trade, and expand cooperation in the energy field," she wrote.
Clinton noted that last year, people across the Middle East and North
Africa demanded the right to freedom.
"As you celebrate your Independence Day," she wrote, "and the changes
around you continue, you know that the United States stands with you
to embrace new opportunities for dealing with difficult challenges
you face.. and your neighbors in achieving the common goal of lasting
peace in the Middle East."
Clinton also repeated the Obama administrations mantra that the
United States remains firmly committed to Israel´s security saying
that Israel is "the cornerstone of our foreign policy in the Middle
She concluded, "Congratulations and best wishes of peace and
prosperity in the coming years." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/26/12)
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