Matt Spetalnick and Crispian Balmer of Reuters are reporting that U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, pledging unwavering commitment to the security of the Jewish State where concern over a nuclear-armed Iran has clouded bilateral relations. President Obama was greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he embraced before greeting other cabinet ministers.
Spetalnick and Balmer write and report:
“He [President Obama] also stressed the need for Middle East peace at the start of a three-day trip aimed at resetting fraught relations with both the Israelis and Palestinians. But U.S. officials have said Obama had come to listen and had no new initiatives to offer…’I see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations, to restate America’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and to speak directly to the people of Israel and to your neighbors,’ Obama said at a red-carpet welcoming ceremony at Tel Aviv airport.”
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