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Indian PM Modi congratulates Netanyahu in Hebrew
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of several diplomats and officials from around the world sending Netanyahu their well wishes.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Prime Minister Netanyahu in Hebrew following the Likud party's success in the elections.

In a post from Modi's twitter account, he wrote in Hebrew "Mazel tov, my friend Bibi @Netanyahu. I remember our meeting in New York last September warmly," followed by a an English translation in a separate tweet.

Modi was one of several diplomats from around the world sending their well wishes to Netanyahu.

British Prime Minister was one of the first to congratulate Netanyahu, saying that the UK looks forward to working with the new government and reiterating that Israel is one of the UK's "firmest friends."

US Representative Nancy Pelosi said she respected the results of Israel's election. "I think that what they have produced will be a continued lively discussion about the peace process."

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his re-election. "I congratulate PM Netanyahu on his election results. We look fwd to working w/ the gov't once formed. Israel has no greater friend than Cda."

"Prime Minister Netanyahu has been an extraordinary leader for Israel, and I congratulate him on what appears to be a victory," Republican Senator Ted Cruz wrote on Wednesday.  

"His electoral success is all the more impressive given the powerful forces that tried to undermine him, including, sadly, the full weight of the Obama political team," Cruz added.

As of Wednesday evening, 99 percent of the ballots had been counted.

Reuters contributed to this report.
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