DC talk about Obama visit to Israel this year continues

White House senior adviser tells Peres at Presidential Conference that US president "gives you his best."

dennis ross_311 reuters (photo credit: Gary Cameron / Reuters)
dennis ross_311 reuters
(photo credit: Gary Cameron / Reuters)
Discussions in Washington regarding a visit this year by US President Barack Obama are continuing, even though plans for him to come to Shimon Peres’s Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem currently under way were scuttled by the dust-up last month with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Washington, according to a source close to the White House.
Instead of a visit by Obama, White House senior adviser Dennis Ross told Peres on Wednesday that Obama “gives you his best” and “marvels along with all of us that at 87, you maintain vision, vitality and the moral courage to continue to shape the vision of your country.”