Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated President Barack Obama on his election victory Wednesday, after campaigning for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the New York Times and Time reported Thursday.
Netanyahu has been a strong supporter of Republicans, according to Time. He even appeared in a campaign ad for Romney.
Netanyahu's political rivals hope to capitalize on this potential damaging of the U.S.-Israel relationship, according to both reports.
The Israeli Prime Minister disagreed with Obama regarding the Iran situation, according to the New York Times. Netanyahu advocated a military strike on Iran while Obama wanted to let the economic sanctions take their toll.
Netanyahu is up for reelection on Jan. 22.