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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio met with Netanyahu in Jerusalem

By Mason White 1:48 PM February 21, 2013
Senator Marco Rubio met with Netanyahu 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A U.S. Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, met with Netanyahu this week in Jerusalem, according to press reports in the United States.

At the beginning of the meeting, the prime minister told Rubio: “I appreciate your support. I appreciate the great support of the American people, bipartisan support for our security and our quest for peace. It’s a daunting task, both security and the search for peace, but we know we have your support and we thank you. I look forward to speaking with you about our challenges.”

Senator Rubio said: “Well, you live in a tough neighborhood, but the relationship between Israel and the United States, is one of our most important positions. I am also pleased that president Obama is coming here in March.”

Rubio also held a working meeting with President Shimon Peres. According to a statement from the presidential residence, the two discussed the changes in the Middle East, Israel’s relations with its neighbors, the importance of resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, the Iranian nuclear threat and further strengthen strategic relations between Israel and the United States.

President Peres welcomed Senator Rubio and said: “We are a democratic island in a restless and insecure ocean, which today is stormy. We must defend our island and do everything possible to calm the ocean.”

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