President Obama made the following remarks, congratulating Israel on 61 years of independance:
“On behalf of the people of the United States, President Obama congratulates the people and government of Israel on the 61st anniversary of Israel’s independence,” said the statement issued Tuesday by the White House. “The United States was the first country to recognize Israel in 1948, minutes after its declaration of independence, and the deep bonds of friendship between the U.S. and Israel remain as strong and unshakable as ever.
“The President looks forward to working with Israel to advance our common interests, including the realization of a comprehensive peace in the Middle East, ensuring Israel’s security, and strengthening the bilateral relationship over the months and years to come.”
Those words relfect not only the President’s good wishes, but his vision for the future of Israel and it’s relationship to the United States. Do you share his vision? What do you wish for Israel? What ought the US-Israel relationship look like, according to you?