May 12, 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:
A few days ago, President Obama spoke at a dinner in Los
His main theme was “the sacred duty of memory.”
He was referring to the Holocaust – its enduring legacy and
And a top challenge today, he said, was to confront “a
rising tide of anti-Semitism around the world.”
He spoke of “attacks on Jews in the streets” of major
President Obama noted that, “From some foreign governments,
we hear the worst kinds of anti-Semitic scapegoating.”
He called for forceful condemnation of those who seek to
deny the Holocaust.
He urged us “to combat not only anti-Semitism, but racism
and bigotry and intolerance in all their forms...”
And he declared that, “It’s up to us to speak out against
rhetoric that threatens the existence of a Jewish homeland and to sustain
America’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.”
At AJC, we couldn’t agree more with the President!
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This is David Harris of AJC