US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton released a message Thursday saying that "for many around the world, Israel remains a beacon of hope and an inspiring example." Clinton's congratulatory remarks came as Israel was celebrating its 64th year of independence.
Clinton added that the Israel and the United States "are united by a deep and unbreakable bond based on mutual interests and respect. Our relationship grows stronger every day as we work to promote regional security, create new economic partnerships, increase two-way trade and broaden our energy cooperation."
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