February 17, 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:
I'm here in Brussels, a capital twice-over.
It's the capital of Belgium -- and the 28-nation European Union.
This week, AJC celebrates the tenth anniversary of our Transatlantic Institute here.
We opened the institute when relations between the U.S. and key European countries were stormy.
We did so because we believe profoundly in the ties that bind Europe and America.
Sure, there will always be occasional differences of views. That's normal. No two sets of nations have identical interests.
But Europe and America share something deeper and more enduring -- a commitment to human freedom, human rights, and human dignity.
And in a turbulent world, with challenges galore, Europe and America need each other as much as ever.
Working together, our chances for success improve; working apart, they diminish.
AJC's Transatlantic Institute is proud to be a voice for the community of values linking Europe and America.
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This is David Harris of AJC.