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Axelrod Reiterates America’s Commitment to Israel

David Streeter — April 16, 2010 – 11:46 am | Barack Obama | Foreign Policy | Israel Comments (0) Add a comment

According to a variety of sources, David Axelrod, one of President Barack Obama’s senior advisors, recently reiterated both America’s and his personal commitment to Israel at the Israeli Independence Day celebration held by Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Politico’s Laura Rozen wrote:

 

Axelrod spoke of his six trips to Israel, and of being the child of Holocaust survivors.  He said that he and President Barack Obama care deeply about Israel, and that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong.

 

The Jerusalem Post wrote from their interview with Axelrod:

 

Axelrod, one of Obama’s closest confidants, called the relationship strong and enduring despite occasional differences over policy.

“We have unbreakable bonds and we have a strategic alliance that’s essential to both Israel and the United States,” he said. “And that is an impetus for us to work through whatever disagreements that we have.”

 

And JTA also quoted Axelrod as having said:

 

“Let’s not confuse the occasional dispute over policy with the fundamental relationship that has guided our two nations for so long and will continue to guide our two nations.”

 

NJDC will be hosting a dinner featuring special guest David Axelrod on Thursday, April 22, 2010; click here for more details.

 

 

 

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