Netanyahu Congratulates Obama

    FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Netanyahu ordered the military in 2010 to go on high alert for a looming attack on Iran's nuclear program, but backed off following strong objections from senior security officials, according to an Israeli news program. The show suggests Israel came close to carrying out the strike, and exposes a deep rift between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top security men over the wisdom of attacking Iran. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Poo, File)

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    Despite reports of tension between the two leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated President Obama on his reelection victory on Tuesday night, and called the alliance between the United States and Israel “stronger than ever.” In a written statement released after Obama’s victory speech, Netanyahu said, “I will continue to work with President Obama to ensure the interests that are vital for the security of Israel’s citizens.”

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