Vice President Biden’s Stirring Remarks

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.

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Vice President Joe Biden gave an important speech on the Middle East this week.

Here are a few excerpts:

“Let me 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:

“It’s not 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 not bluffing.”

At AJC, we applaud Vice President Biden’s stirring remarks.

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This is David Harris of AJC.