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After hours of silence, Netanyahu and Rivlin congratulate Biden on election win

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08.11.2020

After a conspicuously long hiatus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin issued statements early Sunday morning congratulating Joe Biden for winning the US presidential elections.

“Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Joe, we’ve had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel,” Netanyahu wrote on his personal Twitter account at 7 a.m. in Israel (midnight EST).

“I look forward to working with both of you to further strengthen the special alliance between the US and Israel.”

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Thank you @realDonaldTrump for the friendship you have shown the state of Israel and me personally, for recognizing Jerusalem and the Golan, for standing up to Iran, for the historic peace accords and for bringing the American-Israeli alliance to unprecedented heights.

— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 8, 2020

In a second tweet, he thanked President Donald Trump “for the friendship you have shown the state of Israel and me personally, for recognizing Jerusalem and the Golan, for standing up to Iran, for the historic peace accords and for bringing the American-Israeli alliance to unprecedented heights.”

Thank you @realDonaldTrump for the friendship you have shown the state of Israel and me personally, for recognizing Jerusalem and the Golan, for standing up to Iran, for the historic peace accords and for bringing the American-Israeli alliance to unprecedented heights.

— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 8, 2020

Thank you @realDonaldTrump for the friendship you have shown the state of Israel and me personally, for recognizing Jerusalem and the Golan, for standing up to Iran, for the historic peace accords and for bringing the American-Israeli alliance to unprecedented heights.

— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 8, 2020

His office had not released a formal statement by the time of this writing.

By contrast, Rivlin issued a lengthy statement sent out by his spokespeople, issued at exactly the same time as Netanyahu’s tweet.

“I send the blessings of the Israeli people and of the State of........

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