Sunday, May 22, 2011

Joint Remarks of Obama and Netanyahu after 20 May Meeting (15min video)

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Joint Remarks Following Oval Office Bilateral Meeting. Delivered 20 May 2011. (15min video From YouTube)

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU's concluding remarks:

... It’s a great people ...the ancient nation of Israel. And, you know, we've been around for almost 4,000 years. We've experienced struggle and suffering like no other people. We've gone through expulsions and pogroms and massacres and the murder of millions. But I can say that even at the dearth of -- even at the nadir of the valley of death, we never lost hope and we never lost our dream of reestablishing a sovereign state in our ancient homeland, the land of Israel.

And now it falls on my shoulders as the Prime Minister of Israel, at a time of extraordinary instability and uncertainty in the Middle East, to work with you to fashion a peace that will ensure Israel’s security and will not jeopardize its survival. I take this responsibility with pride but with great humility, because, as I told you in our conversation, we don't have a lot of margin for error. And because, Mr. President, history will not give the Jewish people another chance...

Complete transcript and HD audio mp3 are available here.

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