November 9th, 2012
02:03 PM ET

Israel says it will follow U.S. lead on Iran

By Samuel Burke

Israel is signaling a major change in tone toward U.S. President Barack Obama now that he has won reelection.

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday, Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, gave what could only be described as a ringing endorsement of the Obama administration’s handling of Iran’s nuclear program. It has been a very contentious issue between the two allies, with the U.S. fearing Israel might unilaterally strike Iran’s nuclear sites and drag the U.S. into an regional war.

But Ayalon told Amanpour that despite past differences with the Obama administration over Iran, “I think today we can safely say that we are very much on the same page and will continue to follow the lead of the U.S.”

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  1. Raven


    November 27, 2012 at 1:20 am | Reply
  2. Steve Perry

    We will take action soon.

    November 11, 2012 at 6:59 am | Reply

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