Obama stresses strong bond with Israel in New Year clip

US president reaffirms commitment to the State of Israel in Rosh Hashana video, says US allies, including Israel, face unpredictable age.

September 27, 2011 21:01
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US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)


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A week after his speech supporting Israel at the United Nations, US President Barack Obama offered his annual Jewish New Year wishes on Tuesday, stating that the US "will will continue to stand with Israel because the bond between our nations is unshakable."

The US president - who made the comments in a YouTube clip - said the Jewish New Year was a time to "reaffirm friendships, renew commitments, and reflect on values we cherish," adding that "around the world a new generation is reaching for universal rights."

Obama said that this last year was "one of hardship for people around the world," highlighted by a "struggle" in the wake of the global economic recession.

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He said "our allies, including Israel, face the uncertainties of unpredictable age," and that the US was committed to its alliance with the Jewish state.

Obama said his administration was doing everything it could to "promote prosperity at home, and peace and security throughout the world, and that includes reaffirming our commitment to the State of Israel."

The US president wished Jews celebrating the holiday worldwide, a "sweet year, health, happiness and peace"

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