(via AP). President Obama told the General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism today that his commitment to Israel's safety is "unshakeable," and that no presidential administration has done more to protect Israel from its enemies.
"Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise, It is a fact."
In his speech, Obama said he remains committed to the peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians, but not at the expense of Israel's security.
"My administration has worked hard to prevent international forums to "de-legitimize" Israel".
"My commitment to Israel and Israel's security is unshakable."
"It's hard to remember a time when the [U.S.] administration gave more support to the security of Israel, don't let anyone to tell you otherwise, it's a fact,"
"That's what friends and allies do for each other,So don't let anybody else tell you a different story ... We have been there and we will continue to be there."
Obama, under criticism from Republicans over Israel policy, re-assured the friendly audience that "we are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon." He also told the Jewish group, "rest assured, we will take no options off the table."