Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,
On the occasion of your birthday, I wanted to send you greetings and well wishes. I pray your day is filled with immense joy and that you are surrounded by family and friends. Yom Huledet Sameach!
As an American, I take great pride in the special friendship the United States of America and Israel have enjoyed since the founding of the Jewish state in 1948. Our relationship has existed even before the founding, as Americans of all backgrounds, from both parties worked together to help create a homeland for the Jewish people following the horrors of World War II.
Over time, that relationship matured into one of mutual respect and admiration as Israel, our ally and friend, demonstrated its commitment to peace, freedom and democracy as the only outpost of liberty in the Middle East. Surrounded by enemies bent on her destruction, Israel never descended into…
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