President Obama called Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to congratulate him on becoming Israel’s new prime minister. Here’s the White House’s release describing the call, in which the president reaffirmed "the United States’ steadfast commitment to Israel and its security" and said he looked forward to working with him on issues such as Iran and Arab-Israeli peace:
The President spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu today. The President congratulated the Prime Minister after his swearing-in yesterday, and reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast commitment to Israel and its security. The President said he looked forward to working closely with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government to address issues of mutual concern, including Iran and Arab-Israeli peace.