US President Barack Obama on Monday conversed with a group of American rabbis ahead of the Rosh Hashana holiday.
In the conference call, the outgoing US president lauded the rabbis for their contributions to their communities and what he said was their work on policy issues.
Obama turned to what he said was his administration's "unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security," noting the recent singing of a $38 billion military aid deal between Washington and Jerusalem.
The president also touched on the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, including the US, which he said demonstrated his commitment to preventing Tehran from gaining atomic weapons capabilities.
Other topics of discuss included antisemitism and Holocaust survivor reparations.