Full Text Israel Political Brief January 28, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Meets with Delegation of US Congressmen Led by Rep. Rob Wittman

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

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PM Netanyahu Meets with Delegation of US Congressmen Led by Rep. Rob Wittman

Source: PMO, 1-28-13
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today met with a bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives led by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA). The Prime Minister said: “We’ve had very close cooperation on all things, including the developing matters in Syria, very close cooperation between our two governments. I think this is important for the stability of the region, for the security of Israel and it’s much appreciated.”

Rep. Wittman said: “We deeply value the relationship between the United States and Israel. With all the challenges in the region, as you spoke about, we are very committed to make sure we are here to understand the challenges and where we can help Israel meet these challenges and make sure that the region operates in the best interests of all.”

Israel Political Brief January 28, 2013: 19th Knesset: Israel’s new Knesset members

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Meet some of Israel’s new Knesset members

Source: JTA, 1-28-13

Last week’s Israeli election saw 53 new members elected to the Knesset. Meet five of the lesser-known lawmakers likely to make a splash in the coming years….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 28, 2013: Knesset approves plan to recognize Bedouin settlement

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Knesset approves plan to recognize Bedouin settlement

Source: JTA, 1-28-13

Israel’s Cabinet approved a plan to formalize the status of Bedouin settlement in the Negev….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief January 28, 2013: President Barack Obama congratulates PM Benjamin Netanyahu on election victory in phone call

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ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Obama congratulates Netanyahu in phone call

Source: JTA, 1-28-13

President Obama congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on winning the most seats in the next Knesset and said he looked forward to working with the new government.

Readout of the President’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

“President Obama spoke today by telephone with Prime Minister Netanyahu to congratulate him on his party’s success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats in Israel’s recent election.  The President indicated that the United States looks forward to working with the next government.  He also reiterated his commitment to the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and pledged to work closely with Israel on our shared agenda for peace and security in the Middle East.”…READ MORE

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