US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent Israel a congratulations video message on Sunday night ahead of its 62nd Independence Day.
"Congratulations Israel on 62 years of independence. This is an opportunity to celebrate all that Israel has accomplished and to reaffirm the bonds that unite our two nations," she said. "In 1948, it took President Truman only 11 minutes to recognize your new nation, and ever since, the United States has stood with you in solidarity."
"I have a deep personal commitment to Israel, and so does President Obama," she continued. “Our nation will not waver in protecting Israel's security and promoting Israel's future. That is why pursuing peace and recognized borders for Israel is one of our top priorities.”