Queen Elizabeth II sends congratulations to Israel for 60th anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her congratulations to the government and people of Israel on the occasion of Israel's 60th anniversary. In a letter sent to President Shimon Peres Tuesday, the Queen wrote: "It gives me particular pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, on the sixtieth anniversary of your Independence. I extend my best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the Government and people of Israel in the coming year."