THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secrectary
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For Immediate Release                                          May 5, 2009
Readout on President Obama’s Meeting with President Shimon Peres of Israel
The President appreciated the opportunity to welcome President Peres, in recognition of the enduring friendship between the United States and Israel. The two Presidents exchanged views on the opportunities and challenges, including the pursuit of a comprehensive peace in the Middle East and Iran's nuclear program, that the present moment presents to achieving our countries' shared goal of peace and security for Israel and all of it neighbors. The President looks forward to his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu later this month.

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