|April 30, 2011 – Washington – An AJC ad in the Wall Street Journal is a powerful reminder of the enduring friendship of the United States and Israel.|
“Every U.S. President since Israel’s founding, from Harry Truman through Barack Obama, has reaffirmed the essence of the U.S.-Israel partnership – shared democratic values,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “This is all the more true now when the Arab world is engulfed in turmoil.”
The AJC two-page ad, entitled “The United States and Israel: An Enduring Partnership,” features the photos and quotes of all 12 presidents who have served since Israel’s independence in 1948. The ad appeared in the center-spread of the Wall Street Journal main news section.
“Amidst uncertainty in the Middle East, Americans can always count on one reliable, democratic ally,” states the AJC ad. “Every U.S. President has affirmed the shared values and vision that make the relationship with Israel an unbreakable bond.”
The ad appeared April 28 during the AJC Global Forum, the premier annual event of the global advocacy organization. Nearly 1,100 participants from across the United States and around world have gathered for the two-day Global Forum this week in Washington, DC.
At the AJC Annual Gala on Thursday, White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley will deliver an address at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver a message from Jerusalem.
“Never has it been so clear that there’s one country which was America’s friend yesterday, is today, and will be tomorrow. That country is Israel,” Harris said this week, referring to the ad, in his national weekly radio commentary on the CBS radio network, heard by an audience of 30-35 million across the country
The ad was made possible by the generosity of dozens of AJC supporters.