President Shimon Peres on Monday praised US President Barack Obama's speech to the AIPAC annual policy conference, saying he had offered the maximum support for Israel that an American president could possibly offer.
Peres told Army Radio that Obama made clear that the "security of Israel is a national American interest." He added that it would be preposterous to expect Obama to give a timetable for possible military action against Iran.
"I don't expect someone to say when they will do this, and when they will do that, not us or them. It's not done," Peres stated. "He didn't talk about dates, but he spoke about actions," the president added.
Peres said that he appreciated that Obama refrained from giving Israel instructions, or even giving the appearance that he was telling Israel what to do.
1. Obama seems deeply concerned with the well being of Israel.
His thoughtful and reserved stance, not wanting to jump into stupid short term neocon strategies, confirms his caring for Israel in my eyes: The best moves are inspired by a vision of a peaceful future, rather than short term visions of temporary gain.