Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has congratulated Biden on his victory in the Israeli elections, saying he had “a major milestone” to his campaign.
The results of the elections, which were announced by Biden and his main rival, Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog, were seen as a major breakthrough in Israeli-US relations and paved the way for the construction of the proposed Trans-Israel gas pipeline.
“I thank you all for your hard work.
It’s a major milestone,” Netanyahu said on his Facebook page, adding that the result of the election “is a great achievement for Israel.””
I want to congratulate Biden for his victory,” he added.
“This will be a major step towards the construction, operation and operation of the Trans-Canada (Gas) pipeline.”
The announcement that Biden had won came as part of a massive surge in support for Biden among Israel’s political class and the public.
A recent poll showed that 63 percent of Israelis support the Trans.
Gas pipeline, which will bring gas to the West Bank and Gaza.
In Israel, a victory for Bidens party would be a huge political boost for Netanyahu, who is struggling to stay in power after he was re-elected to a second term in June.
A win for Bidenos main rival Herzog could also boost the prospects of a peace deal with the Palestinians, who would be the main beneficiary of the pipeline.
The pipeline, if it is built, would allow Israel to supply a significant portion of the world’s gas demand to the Middle East.