Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated US President-elect Donald J. Trump Wednesday, calling Trump a “true friend of the State of Israel” and pledging to work together with the new administration to advance security, stability and peace in the Middle East.

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“The ironclad bond between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests and driven by a shared destiny. I am confident that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights,” Netanyahu said in a statement.