President Shimon Peres said on Tuesday that despite the appearance of tensions between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama relations between the two countries are excellent and that there is good dialogue between the US and Israel on security issues, Army Radio reported. The president made the comments from a visit at a military drill in a southern military base.
The president commented that Netanyahu's upcoming speech in front of the US Congress will be the "speech of his life." According to Peres, the things that he will say will bring great international attention. The president said that Netanyahu's speech will outline principles for a settlement with the Palestinians, including the issues of borders, refugees, and reconciliation with Hamas.