URGENT ¥¥¥ Peres thanks Obama for 'unshakeable' support for Israel

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Wednesday thanked Barack Obama for his "unshakeable" support as the US president arrived for his first visit to Israel since taking over the White House four years ago.

"A world without your friendship would invite aggression against Israel... In times of peace, in times of war, your support for Israel is unshakeable," he said.