President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s winning re-election after parliamentary elections was a good sign for peace.
Trump made the remark to reporters at the White House.
Earlier, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was the first world leader to congratulate Netanayahu on his win. “Congratulations to Prime Minister Netanyahu for an excellent showing in yesterday’s national elections,” he wrote.
“While the official results have yet not been published, one matter is clear: you have – once again – gained the trust of the people of Israel in record numbers.
“I am looking forward to working with you in the future, for the benefit of the people of Israel and the people of Austria.”
Indian Prime Minister Chowkidar Narendra Modi also conveyed his greetings, both in Hebrew and English, via social media.
“My dear friend Bibi, Congratulations! You are a great friend of India, and I look forward to continuing to work with you to take our bilateral partnership to new heights,” he wrote.
Czech President Milos Zeman congratulated Netanyahu: “I hope that in the future we will have many opportunities to continue our fruitful cooperation and, last but not least, to fulfill my dream, namely to move the Czech embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”