|January 15, 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:
Israel holds elections.
will interest many.
But the fact
of the elections won’t.
Israel has always
held regular elections – with many political parties and peaceful transfers of
nature of a vibrant democracy.
Polls show that
two-thirds would support a two-state deal with the Palestinians, but don’t
believe they have a trustworthy peace partner.
they see continued glorification of terrorists and talks between Palestinian
factions, including Hamas, the group calling for Israel’s destruction.
another worry, just reported by the New
ago. the Egyptian president urged Egyptians “to nurse our children and our
grandchildren on hatred for them: for Zionists, for Jews.”
largest Arab country, shares a border with Israel.
East. One tough neighborhood.
David Harris of AJC.