— by Rachel Shabad
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta met at the Pentagon yesterday to discuss U.S.-Israel joint security cooperation as well as efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Panetta said:
The United States’ commitment to Israel’s security is rock-solid and enduring. As always, we look forward to hearing your views on the many challenges we are facing together. Our goal remains the same — for both of our nations – peace, prosperity, and a dream of leaving our children a better world.
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Panetta also said to Peres — who will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on Wednesday:
We greatly admire your commitment to these values and we greatly admire your commitment to our relationship. I am pleased to note that the cooperation between the two militaries is stronger than ever.
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