JERUSALEM (Nov. 7)
President Chaim Herzog and Premier Shimon Peres sent cables of congratulations Wednesday to President Reagan on his landslide victory in Tuesday’s elections. Herzog told Reagan that his reelection has reaffirmed Reagan’s role as the leader of the free world.
Peres said, in his message, that the American people have demonstrated their trust and confidence in Reagan’s leadership and that this will be noted by the entire world.
“Your great and sincere friendship for the Israeli democracy, and your committed, consistent and persistent advocacy of shared values is a source of strength” for Israel, Peres wrote Reagan. “We wish you and the American people and the free world that your renewed mandate of leadership will carry with it the promise of freedom everywhere.”
The Israeli leader also added that his recent meeting with the President in Washington reinforced his appreciation of Reagan’s friendship and desire for close cooperation between the two countries.