September 17, 2013 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
there are few things more important than having a friend.
I mean a
real friend who’s there for you not just in the good times, but, even more so,
in the tough times.
A friend you
can always trust. A friend you can always count on.
The same is
true not just for people, but also for countries.
needs friends around the world. It’s essential for us.
friends we can always trust, friends we can always count on.
And yes, we
need friends who fully share our outlook and values.
is that more true than in the turbulent Middle East.
unfolding violence, upheaval, and uncertainty there, America has one such friend.
A friend we
can trust. A friend we can count on. A friend who shares our democratic values.
more you know, the more you understand.
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David Harris of AJC.