Tomorrow, President Shimon Peres will become the first Israeli leader to meet with President Barack Obama since his entrance into the White House.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Mr. Obama in two weeks, and until then, Mr. Peres will serve as his representative.
During his meeting with Mr. Obama, Mr. Peres will discuss a series of subjects with him, mainly the Arab initiative for regional peace and its relationship to the fight against the Iranian nuclear program.
The Israeli president will reinforce Israel’s view that Iran threatens its very existence, and Mr. Netanyahu will use all means necessary to prevent the Islamic state from obtaining a nuclear bomb.
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Mr. Peres is also expected to tell Mr. Obama the prime minister is capable of ordering an attack against Iran if he reaches the conclusion the effort to stop it from obtaining nuclear weapons has failed.
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