Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Obama Discusses The Iran Deal & A Two-State Solution: "Our support of Israel's security has never been stronger" (video)

President Obama defends the controversial Iran nuclear deal at a forum in Washington, DC on Saturday, chaired by Haim Saban.  He goes on to discuss peace between Israel and the Palestinians. And then he answers a question about Iran from a former Israeli general who now runs a think tank in Tel Aviv ...

(World Jewish Programming Channel video)

In the words of the uploader onto YouTube:
"President Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Deal to Pro-Israel Audience," Obama also told Saban. "Our commitment to Israel's security is sacrosanct."
President Obama on Saturday told an influential audience in Washington that his pursuit of a comprehensive diplomatic deal to end Iran's development of a nuclear weapon is as likely to fail as succeed, but he defended it as the best option to protect U.S. and Israeli national security with respect to the issue."We have to be vigilant about maintaining our security postures, not be naive about the dangers that an Iranian regime poses, fight them wherever they're engaging in terrorism or actions that are hostile to us or our allies," Obama said at a forum hosted by Haim Saban, an influential Israeli businessman who founded a Middle East center bearing his name at the Brookings Institution."

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