Friday, October 9, 2009

Netanyahu congratulates Obama on Nobel Peace prize

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a congratulations card to US President Barak Obama, who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

"By now you have inspired many worldwide, and your winning the prize expresses the hope that your presidency will promote a new era of peace and reconciliation," the card says.

"Dear Mr. President,

Congratulations on winning the Nobel Prize for Peace. You have already inspired so many people around the world, and I know that this award also expresses the hope that your Presidency will usher in a new era of peace and reconciliation.

Nowhere is such a peace needed more than in the Middle East, a region that has been long marked by terror and bloodshed. I look forward to working closely with you in the years ahead to advance peace and to give hope to the peoples of our region who deserve to live in peace, security and dignity.

With respect,

Benjamin Netanyahu"