Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said that his country will resume "business as usual" with the United States in the wake of President Barack Obama's re-election.
"I've heard voices in recent days, of all places voices coming from among us, that are trying to create conflict between us and the United States. It won't help them; the alliance between Israel and United States is strong," said Netanyahu, quoted by The Jerusalem Post.
Netanyahu was seemingly referring to remarks made by former prime minister Ehud Olmert, who issued sharp criticism toward Netanyahu on Wednesday for meddling in the U.S. presidential campaign.
"The prime minister has a right to prefer one candidate over another, but it would be better, obviously if he kept it to himself. What took place this time was a breaking of all the rules, when our prime minister intervened in the US elections in the name of an American billionaire," Olmert told Jewish leaders in New York, making a thinly veiled reference to Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.