Obama praises Jewish values of freedom, democracy

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday met with members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Washington and reiterated America’s "unshakeable support" for Israel’s security, opposition to any effort to de-legitimize it, and "commitment to achieve a peace that will secure the future for Arabs and Israelis alike."
According to an official statement, Obama "praised the core Jewish values of freedom and democracy, human rights, and tikkun olam (to repair the world).  He also acknowledged that those values extend not only to events in the Middle East, but to the challenges here at home, thanking the Jewish community leaders for their support to ensure that America continues to out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the competition in order to win the future."