Israeli President Shimon Peres Addresses U.S. Congress

(Algemeiner) Israeli President Shimon Peres addressed the U.S. Congress on June 26, 2014: "You helped Israel overcome our small size in a tough neighborhood....Whether through military assistance and security cooperation or through diplomatic and moral support, you sent us a clear message: That we are not alone. On behalf of all the people of Israel, I want to thank my friend and Israel's friend, President Barack Obama, for standing by our side with an unshakeable commitment to Israel's security. I want to thank each and every one of you, the American Congress, for your unwavering, bipartisan and generous support." "The challenges we face are considerable. Together, we must fight terrorism, advance peace, prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. Like President Obama, Israel hopes that the issue of Iran will be resolved peacefully. And like President Obama, we believe that Iran should be judged by actions, not words." "Arabs are not Israel's enemies. The terrorists are the enemies of both of us. Terrorists spread danger over the entire region. The region must come together to stop them. The time is ripe to do so."

2014-06-27 00:00:00

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