Barak congratulates Barack: US support for Israel is rooted

Defense Minister Ehud Barak congratulated US President Barack Obama for his election victory, and expressed confidence that the basis of the US relationship is support for the Jewish state's security.
"I have no doubt that the Obama government will continue with its policy that is rooted in support for the security of Israel, and which strives to cope with the challenges the region places in front of all of us, while striving for progress in the peace process," Barak said.
"I believe that in the tradition of deep friendship and on the backdrop of shared experiences accumulated with President Obama we will be able to overcome any of our differences."