Clinton: Israel an inspiring example

In Independence Day message to Israel’s citizens, US state secretary stresses ‘unbreakable bond’ says ‘Israel remains beacon of hope’

WASHINGTON – Israel is celebrating 64 years of independence and its greatest ally has not forgotten to send congratulations.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton published a statement on Thursday in which she said that “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States…For many around the world, Israel remains a beacon of hope and an inspiring example,” she wrote.

Clinton stressed that “Israel and the United States are united by a deep and unbreakable bond based on mutual interests and respect. Our relationship grows stronger every day as we work to promote regional security, create new economic partnerships, increase two-way trade and broaden our energy cooperation.”

She also reiterated President Obama’s statements and noted that: “We are steadfast in our commitment to Israel’s security, which is a cornerstone of our foreign policy in the Middle East.”

Clinton also noted that on the backdrop of the revolutions and changes in the Middle East “know that the United States stands with you to embrace new opportunities and address difficult challenges.

“And we will continue to work with you and your neighbors to achieve the shared goal of a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in the Middle East. Congratulations and best wishes for peace and prosperity in the years to come,” Clinton stated.

::YNet