Incumbent US President Barack Obama has managed to make it to office for a second term, according to media projections of the vote tally so far. Obama received his first ‘congrats’ from the “Israeli” entity, which for its part assured strong US-“Israeli” relations are incessant.Obama’s narrow victory in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, where the voting process started out on Tuesday, effectively secured him the 270 electoral votes required to usher in a repeat of his presidential tenure. Major US television networks had predicted that Obama would at least win 274 Electoral College votes, AFP reported.
Among the first to congratulate Obama for winning a second term were “Israeli” officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, war minister Ehud Barak, and the “Israeli” ambassador to the US Michael Oren.
Netanyahu congratulated Obama for winning, and said the strategic alliance between their two countries was “stronger than ever”.
“I will continue to work with President Obama to ensure the interests that are vital for the security of “Israel’s” citizens,” Netanyahu said in a short written statement after Obama gave his victory speech. Continue reading