PM thanks Rubio for support on security, quest for peace

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 20, 2013 17:56

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday thanked US Senator (R-FL) Marco Rubio for American "bipartisan support for our
security and our quest for peace."

At a meeting with Rubio, the prime minister stated: "I appreciate your support. I appreciate the tremendous support of the American people, bipartisan support for our security and our quest for peace."

Rubio responded, saying that Israel "lives in a challenging neighborhood but the Israeli-American relationship is one of the most important ones we have."

He stated that he was "pleased" that US President Barack Obama was visiting Israel in March, adding "certainly our commitment to that partnership is bipartisan and it should remain that way."

The prime minister responded to say he was "looking forward to talking with you [Rubio] about our challenges."


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