Hillary Clinton Meets with Israeli Leaders
Warm greetings for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem.
After meeting with Egypt's new government, Clinton's talks with Israeli officials were expected to focus on the neighboring state's transition.
Some fear Egypt's new Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, will break his pledge to honor a 1979 peace treaty with Israel.
Israeli President Shimon Peres affirmed his state's commitment to the accord.
[Shimon Peres, Israeli President]:
"And I want to say clearly that like the United States, so is Israel very much interested in keeping the peace with the largest Arab country, Egypt."
Clinton said its a time of uncertainty but also of opportunity
[Hillary Clinston, U.S. Secretary of State]:
"It is a chance to advance our shared goals of security, stability, peace and democracy along with prosperity for the millions of people in this region who have yet to see a better future."
The long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Iran's controversial nuclear program also top the allies' agendas.