As you know I was hoping to speak to you in person, but unfortunately, I had to stay in Israel to do something a lot more enjoyable - putting together a coalition government... Despite the difficulties, I intend to form a strong and stable government in the days ahead.
First, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons;
Second, the deteriorating situation in Syria;
And third, the need to find a responsible way to advance the peace with the Palestinians.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We must work together to find a realistic path forward - And I think that path has to be a measured step-by-step process in which we work to advance to a verifiable, durable and defensible peace.
This is something we desperately want. We yearn for peace, we pray for peace, and with President Obama, we shall work for peace.
Israel, the modern Jewish state living in the ancient Jewish homeland - an oasis of liberty and progress in the heart of the Middle East where these ideas have yet to take root.
God bless Israel,
And God bless the American-Israeli alliance.