By Geneva Sands - 07/16/12 03:18 PM EDT
"I am here in Jerusalem on such a beautiful day at a moment of great change and transformation in the region. It is a time of uncertainty but also of opportunity. ... And it is in moments like these that friends like us have to think together, act together. We are called to be smart, creative, and courageous," Clinton said.
"I am very grateful to be back in Jerusalem and to have this chance to speak with the President about what we are doing to meet the challenges and pursue the opportunities presented at this historic time," Clinton said, according to a statement released by the State Department.
Her meeting in Israel follows a trip to Egypt, where she pressed newly elected President Mohammed Morsi and the head of the military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, about the 1979 peace treaty with Israel.
While in Egypt Sunday, leaving the port city of Alexandria after delivering a speech on human rights, Clinton's motorcade was hit with shoes and tomatoes. Protestors also gathered outside her hotel Saturday night, accusing the United States of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood's rise to power, reported Reuters.
Read more on Clinton's visit to Israel on The Hill's Global Affairs blog.