Obama electrifies crowd at Reform Jews’ parley

19.12.2011                      23.Kislev. 5772

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Obama electrifies crowd at Reform Jews’ parley

Ehud Barak thanks president for "deepening and strengthening security ties between the US and Israel".

US President Barack Obama was on friendly turf Friday afternoon, talking up his commitment to Israel and tough stance on Iran before thousands of participants in the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) biennial event near Washington. “America’s commitment and my commitment to Israel’s security is unshakable,” declared Obama in an address that seemed at times more like an election rally. “We have been there, and we will continue to be there. Those are the facts.”
“As president I have never waivered in my pursuit of a just and lasting peace – two states for two peoples, an independent Palestine along a secure Jewish state of Israel. I have not wavered and will not waver, that is our vision,” he continued, greeted by ringing applause….