Israel then shared information with U.S. lawmakers, The Wall Street Journal reports.
"There was money moving that included taxpayer U.S. dollars," John McLaughlin said.
"The president has his priorities so screwed it, it's unbelievable," McCain said.
Netanyahu said "circumstances have to change."
An aide said Kerry called Netanyahu to congratulate him; Obama will call soon.
The White House has not formally congratulated the Israeli leader.
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"This administration should be better than this," Rep. Kevin McCarthy said.
Josh Earnest said the Israeli leader "walked back" from commitments to a two-state solution.
The GOP senator said, "that's a terrible precedent that he's set."
"It helped him consolidate his coalition," the congressman said.
The stunning victory followed a move to the right.
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"I think it's useful to remember who is your ally," he said.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog is weeks away from an election with Netanyahu and his party.
"It's a very bad deal. We're better off without it," he told lawmakers.