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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

On December 9th, President Obama will welcome Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the White House for a meeting. The President looks forward to discussing with President Rivlin a range of issues of common focus, including the unprecedented bilateral security cooperation between the U.S. and Israel, regional developments, combating extremism in all of its forms, and the need for genuine advancement of peace between Israelis and Palestinians and a two-state solution. President Rivlin will also be an honored guest at the White House’s annual Hannukah reception, following the meeting between the two presidents.