Barack Obama, the US Democratic presumptive presidential nominee, has pledged to safeguard Israel’s security if elected president in November.
Obama, the first African-American to win the presidential nomination for a major US political party, said that Jerusalem must remain the "undivided" capital of Israel in a speech to the powerful US-Israel lobby group.
Obama, who also said he would approve $30 billion in aid to Israel over the next 10 years, said he was not opposed to holding talks with "appropriate" Iranian leaders using "tough and principled diplomacy".
Obama also vowed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and said he would push for a Middle East peace deal. The Democratic nominee also said he favoured a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but that Hamas should be isolated.