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October 9, 2009

Jewish Dems Congratulate Obama for Nobel

Listed in: Israel, Other Foreign Policy, NJDC News, Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Ira N. Forman, CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), released the following statement:

NJDC congratulates President Barack Obama on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Obama has made commendable progress especially in the Middle East – moving the region closer toward lasting peace and security.

Obama’s efforts to further the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians is only one of his many initiatives to establish a more peaceful and secure world.

The Jewish community worldwide is particularly concerned about the growing threat to peace as a result of the polices of the government in Tehran. Obama has made dramatic strides in building international support against Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and has shown strong leadership in rallying world leaders to denounce Iranian recklessness.

We commend the Nobel Committee for recognizing the positive impact of the Obama Administration’s diplomatic initiatives in building international cooperation and stopping nuclear proliferation.