|March 5, 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:
President Joe Biden gave an important speech on the Middle East this week.
Here are a
reaffirm our commitment to the State of Israel… It’s not only a longstanding,
moral commitment, it’s a strategic commitment. An independent Israel, secure in
its own borders… is in the practical, strategic interests of the United States
of America … If there weren’t an Israel, we’d have to invent one.”
On Iran, the
vice president did not mince words:
only in Israel’s interest that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, it’s in
the interest of the U.S.… As a matter of fact, it’s in the interest of the
entire world… Our commitment is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear
weapon. Period. End of discussion… Big nations can’t bluff… And Pres. Obama is
At AJC, we
applaud Vice President Biden’s stirring remarks.
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David Harris of AJC.