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Netanyahu: Boris Johnson’s win a ‘great day for the UK’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulated his British counterpart Friday, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decisive win in Thursday’s UK general election.

“Congratulations my friend Boris Johnson on your historic victory,” Netanyahu’s office tweeted Friday.

“This is a great day for the people of Great Britain and for the friendship between us.”

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin also congratulated Johnson on Friday, wishing him “great success” as premier.

“Congratulations to my friend Boris Johnson! On behalf of the Israeli people and personally I wish you great success as you continue to serve as PM. I am confident that under your leadership the important relationship between the two countries will continue to strengthen.”

Earlier, President Donald Trump congratulated Johnson and expressing his support for the prime minister’s plans to pull the UK out of the European Union by the end of January.

“Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN! Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!”