April 14, 2014 - 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:
"Chutzpah" is a Yiddish word, which has
become popular in America.
It means “nerve,” but somehow sounds
"Chutzpah" applies to Iran’s latest outrage.
Iran just appointed a man involved in the
seizure of 52 American hostages in Tehran as its new UN ambassador.
Remember those Americans brutally held in
Tehran for 444 days?
Well, this person was reportedly involved.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise from a
country that knows no end of outrageous acts – vital help for the murderous
Syrian regime… support for terrorist groups… systematic repression of human
rights… and flagrant violation of binding UN Security Council resolutions.
Thankfully, Congress reacted swiftly.
It unanimously called on our country to
deny the Iranian envoy, with his dangerous history, a visa.
And the White House agreed.
Bravo to Washington for standing its
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This is David Harris of AJC.