B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International congratulates the Israeli people on another successful election in which all citizens were able to exercise their inalienable right to choose their representatives in the government. We join with Israeli citizens in celebrating the election as the ultimate expression of the only true democracy in the Middle East.
Now, the process of forging a governing coalition will begin. The result of this process must be a government that will be able to face the many challenges, both domestic and foreign, that it will surely confront.
These elections are always hard-fought and B’nai B’rith congratulates both prime minister-hopefuls, incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Member of Knesset Isaac Herzog, on campaigning to serve the people of the State of Israel.
B’nai B’rith looks forward to continuing our close relationship with whomever will lead the next Israeli government.
Regardless of the outcome of this election the continued strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship remains of vital importance. This relationship has endured for many decades because of the fundamental democratic values the two countries share.