Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) issued the following statement in response to the news that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli election:
"I congratulate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his election victory. Israel has always been our close ally, and Netanyahu has helped make our friendship even stronger. His leadership, conviction, and dedication to peace and regional security make him and excellent partner in achieving our mutual goals. Together, we have stood in support of democracy and the sovereign Jewish State of Israel, and against ongoing threats from the Palestinian Authority and Iran.
"Today is a good day for Americans and Israelis knowing that Netanyahu will serve another term. His victory will give us the opportunity to continue to build and strengthen the strong bond between the US and Israel for years to come, as we work together in support of peace, security, and democracy."