The new US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Channel 10 news that he was hopeful that a visit by US President Barack Obama world happen, but that he was not sure when it would occur.
Obama has not visited Israel since he took office in 2009.
Shapiro denied that Israeli-US relations were a "train wreck," saying that while friends may sometimes disagree, the connection and friendship between Jerusalem and Washington runs deep on a basic, fundamental level, rooted in the countries' democracies.
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