Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu offered his congratulations to Canadian prime-minister-designate Justin Trudeau in a telephone call shortly after the election, affirming the friendship of the two countries.
Rafael Barak, Israel’s ambassador to Canada, said the call left his country assured that relations between Canada and the Jewish state will remain strong.
“Mr. Trudeau has been very consistent from the very beginning of his campaign in expressing his support for Israel,” said Barak. “Maybe the style will change, but I don’t feel there will be a change on the substance.”