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  Adar 3, 5773 , 13/02/13

Obama in SOTU: We Will Stand Steadfast with Israel

U.S. President Barack Obama said in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday that he would support Israel in its efforts to achieve peace and security.

"We will stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace," Obama said. 

He also spoke about the turmoil in the Middle East caused by the Arab Spring, adding, "We will stand with citizens as they demand their universal rights, and support stable transitions to democracy…We know the process will be messy, and we cannot presume to dictate the course of change in countries like Egypt, but we can -- and will -- insist on respect for the fundamental rights of all people."

"These are the messages I’ll deliver when I travel to the Middle East next month," he added.

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