Obama congratulates Netanyahu, but without enthusiasm

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From the White House press office today shortly after noon, “Readout of the President’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.” I guess we should be grateful that this is so short and cool; though it doesn’t say who called who:

President Obama spoke today by telephone with Prime Minister Netanyahu to congratulate him on his party’s success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats in Israel’s recent election. The President indicated that the United States looks forward to working with the next government. He also reiterated his commitment to the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and pledged to work closely with Israel on our shared agenda for peace and security in the Middle East.

Update: Haaretz says Obama called Netanyahu.

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