Sunday, 23 December 2012

Netanyahu welcomes Kerry nomination

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the nomination of U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as the next U.S. Secretary of State.

"I welcome the nomination of John Kerry to the post of U.S. Secretary of State. Kerry has considerable experience and is a known supporter of the security of the State of Israel," Netanyahu said in a statement released Saturday night.

"John Kerry and I have been friends for many years. I very much appreciated the fact that six months ago, after my father passed away, he came to visit me during the week of mourning. I look forward to working together with him," Netanyahu said.

Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, chairs the Senate Foreign Relations committee, which has to approve his nomination.

Kerry will succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton, who announced her intention to step down at the end of President's Obama's first term in office. 

Congress Votes to Move the White House to Israel "On a personal level, since my last name is really Kohn, making me one of the 'Chosen,' I am excited to learn about this exciting development that will give a tremendous boost to my true homeland, Israel," said Kerry speaking to reporters at a friend's Bar Mitzvah.

My brother Cameron, who converted back to Judaism, is beside himself with this news and my darling wife, Theresa, who's also a 'Tribe' member, is so happy she's dancing the Hora!" More

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