Via The Hill:
President Obama on Monday called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his-reelection in last Tuesday’s parliamentary elections, according to a White House read-out of the call.
Obama is the only leader to call Netanyahu so far, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. White House spokesman Jay Carney characterized the call as “warm” during his press conference.
Flashback: June 24, 2012, Washington Times:
The White House congratulated Islamist candidate Mohammed Morsi on his election as Egypt’s first freely elected president, calling it a milestone in the country’s transition to democracy.
President Obama called Mr. Morsi and defeated candidate Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday and commended both men hours after Egypt’s election commission confirmed that Mr. Morsi, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood party, defeated Mr. Shafiq, the last prime minister of former President Hosni Mubarak, by 51.7 percent to 48.3 percent in the election held one week ago.
Mr. Obama “underscored that the United States will continue to support Egypt’s transition to democracy and stand by the Egyptian people as they fulfill the promise of their revolution,” the White House said in a readout of the call.
“He emphasized his interest in working together with President-elect Morsi, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the United States,” it added.