STATE VISIT

Obama: U.S. ‘Will Have Israel’s Back’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was greeted at the White House on Monday morning before a highly anticipated meeting with President Obama. Holding a press conference in the Oval Office, both leaders detailed what they hoped to accomplish during their talks. President Obama stressed that “the bond between our two countries is unbreakable” and that the U.S. “will always have Israel’s back when it comes to Israel’s security.” He went on to say Iran would be “a large topic of conversation” and reiterated much of what he said Sunday when addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—that he hopes “crippling sanctions” will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Netanyahu echoed the president’s sentiments, emphasizing that “Israel and America stand tether. “