Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Obama in Message to J'lem conference: Courage and persistence can affect change

(Ynet).US President Barack Obama sent a message to the inauguration of the Facing Tomorrow conference Tuesday in Jerusalem. Obama sent his regards to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and praised the "excellent statesman" President Shimon Peres, who, according to Obama, contributed immensely to strengthening ties between Israel and the United States.

Obama said that the life of President Peres is an example of how courage and persistence can change the future and turn difficult challenges into historic opportunities. He noted that Peres managed in his life to help build and ensure the existence of the State of Israel, to grapple with difficult challenges, and to drive towards peace.