70th Independence Day
World leaders congratulate Israel on its 70th anniversary

US, Russian Presidents, Queen of England, and UN Secretary General send warm wishes to President Rivlin on Israel's Independence Day.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Trump and Putin
Trump and Putin
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World leaders sent letters of congratulations to President Reuven Rivlin on Israel's 70th anniversary Thursday.

Among the leaders who greeted the president and the state were presidents of the United States, Russia, Germany and Croatia, as well as the Queen of England and the UN Secretary-General.

US President Donald Trump wrote to Rivlin, "President [Harry] Truman spoke a lot about the pride he felt when he supported the establishment of the State of Israel, as I have stated in the past, I announced the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem one of my proudest moments as President of the United States."

"Our commitment to the security of Israel is strong and unwavering, and we will continue to stand by you as we have done in the past seven decades," Trump wrote, "I hope to deepen our historic friendship and witness Israel's prosperity.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote to the President of Israel, "The United Nations is enriched by the diversity of its members and our mission is strengthened when we unite to strengthen the values ​​that are the anchor of our foundation."

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wrote in a letter to the President's Residence: "Israel celebrates 70 years of independence and we celebrate with it. The reconciliation and partnership with Israel that bridge the abyss that have opened up in our history have been and is a wonderful thing. For us Germans, it is a gift on one hand and a responsibility on the other. We will not forget this and will do our fair share to ensure a good future to Israel and trust between Germans and Israelis. To you, Mr. President, your wife and all the citizens and citizens of Israel. I send my heartfelt greetings, also on behalf of my countrymen. "

The Queen of England wrote to President Rivlin, "It is my pleasure to congratulate you warmly on the occasion of the Independence Day celebrations, and warm wishes for the happiness and well-being of all the citizens of Israel in the coming year."

Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote: "I wish to note the excellent relations that exist between our two countries, and I am confident that together we will continue to develop bilateral dialogue and fruitful cooperation in economics, science, technology and humanitarian assistance for the sake of our people, and in order to strengthen peace, stability and security in the Middle East."