|March 26, 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:
Obama recently visited Israel.
an excerpt from the president's speech in Jerusalem, inspired by the Passover
the Jewish people, the journey to the promise of the State of Israel wound
through countless generations," the president said.
involved centuries of suffering and exile, prejudice and pogroms and even
it all, the Jewish people sustained their unique identity and traditions, as
well as a longing to return home...
is rooted not just in history and tradition, but also in a simple and profound
idea -- the idea that people deserve to be free in a land of their own.
is the story of Israel.
is the work that has brought the dreams of so many generations to life.
every step of the way, Israel has built unbreakable bonds of friendship with my
country, the United States of America."
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David Harris of AJC.