AIPAC Policy Conference - Remarks by the Speaker of the House of Representatives

[AIPAC] Nancy Pelosi - When Israel is threatened, America's interests in the region are threatened. America's commitment to Israel's security is unshakable. As we all know, the source of Hizbullah's weapons is Iran. President Ahmadinejad continues with hate-filled rhetoric about the U.S., Israel and the Holocaust. His recklessness with words underscores our concerns about his development of nuclear weapons. Iran must not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon. It threatens the security of Israel, the stability of the region and the safety of the world. There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In truth, the history of the conflict has never been about the occupation. It is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist. The success of Hamas in last year's election, followed by the decision by Abbas to form a unity government, is a major disappointment. Peace efforts are at a standstill because of Hamas' failure to meet the most basic standards of the international community: first, recognition of Israel's right to exist, second, renunciation of terror, and third, there must be acceptance of prior agreements.

2007-03-16 01:00:00

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