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Upon return from Washington Netanyahu says Israel found support in U.S.

U.S. State Department deputy spokesman says Netanyahu's warm welcome in Congress affirms Israel is a close partner of the United States.


By Natasha Mozgovaya and Barak Ravid, Haaretz

May 25, 2011 | 6:42 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he found “wide American support” during his visit to Washington, after arriving back in Israel on Wednesday.

“It was an important visit,” Netanyahu said after landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport.

“We found wide American support for Israel’s basic demands,” the prime minister said, “first and foremost, the recognition of the state of Israel as a nation for the Jewish people, the need for borders, security and the complete renunciation of Hamas.”

Netanyahu continued to speak about his visit, where he made several important speeches, including one on Tuesday to the U.S. Congress.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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