U.S. President Barack Obama said it was important to try to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians even though the possibility seems distant. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: At an Oval Office with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday it was important to try to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians even though the possibility seemed distant. "Although obviously this is a time which the prospects of serious peace may seem distant, it is important that we continue to try," Obama said. "And I know that president Rivlin has made it one of his hallmarks to improve dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians." Rivlin thanked President Obama for his support and said, "We have no war with Islam. We have war against those who are using ideas in order to create extremism, and threats towards the whole innocent people in the world."