Israel Brief April 16, 2013: Barack Obama, Pope Francis, World Leaders Offer Congratulations On Israel’s Independence Day

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Obama, Pope, World Leaders Offer Congratulations On Israel’s Independence Day

Source: Algemeiner, 4-16-13

Pope Francis: “I send cordial greetings to you and your fellow citizens on the occasion of Israel’s National Day. At the  beginning of my Pontificate, l gladly invoke upon you and all the people of Israel  the blessings of the Most High and assure you of my prayers for your high responsibilities at the’ service of the nation.”

U.S. President Barack Obama: “As Israelis celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut, the American people join me in applauding the remarkable Israeli achievements over the past six and a half decades. The United States stood together with the State of Israel at its founding, and we will stand together with you always.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin: “I wish you good health, Mr. President, as well as peace and prosperity to the Israel people.”

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