Visiting United States President Barack Obama met with President Shimon Peres at his residence in Jerusalem on Wednesday. President Peres address President Obama prior to the Jerusalem visit as well upon his disembarking form the aircraft in Israel.
"In a few minutes you will be on your way to Jerusalem. Our ancient capital. The cradle of all believers, of all prayers," President Peres told President Obama. "You will see the hills and mountains where our prophets preached. Where the soul of the Jewish People was born. Where the State of Israel was created. America and Israel are somewhat different in size. In size, not in destiny. The American dream stems from the bible. The Israeli spirit is inspired by American exceptionalism. We are separated by an ocean and united by the commitment to freedom, to justice..." President Peres stated.