President Shimon Peres spoke Wednesday at a ceremony for the anniversary of the Israel National Defense College. At the event President Peres thanked the United States for the longtime relationship the country has shared with Israel. "They have no interest other than an interest in real democracy," said Peres. "They really want to make the world freer, more democratic, and better and they see us as allies in similar values."
The event was attended by hundreds of college graduates as well as army commanders, and other senior security officials.