A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

March 11, 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 picture is worth a thousand words.”

That’s how I felt seeing pictures of deadly weapons bound for Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Fortunately, they were seized by Israel’s navy en route.

The weapons included 40 missiles capable of striking most of Israel, plus 180 mortar shells and 400,000 rounds of rifle ammunition.

And where did they come from?

Iran, though Iranian leaders claim the whole thing is a Hollywood fabrication.

Iran is the same country the U.S. and other world powers are negotiating with to stop its nuclear program.

But if Iran supports terrorist groups like Hamas and brazenly lies about it, how are we supposed to believe what they say about anything else?

As Israel’s prime minister noted, “Before it’s too late, the world must awake from the illusion it’s currently in and prevent Iran from achieving the capability to develop nuclear weapons.”

How right he is!

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This is David Harris of AJC.

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