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Israeli Leaders Congratulate Obama On Victory

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni congratulated US president-elect Barack Obama on his victory, saying that Israelis were "impressed by his commitment to the peace and security of Israel" during his recent visit. In a statement released after the election, Livni also thanked Sen. John McCain for his "long-standing friendship" with Israel, and congratulated him on an honorable campaign.

US Approves "Stealth" Fighter Aircraft Sale to Israel

The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency has approved the $15.2 billion sale of 25 of the stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for Israel with an option for another 50, saying it is vital to US national security interests to assist Israel in the development of “a strong and ready self-defense capability.”

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