FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2011
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SPEECH ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST AND HIS MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU TODAY
“America’s commitment to Israel’s security must be unequivocal and ironclad, which is why I am so concerned that the President’s speech yesterday seemed to suggest that the United States expected Israel to make concessions that might jeopardize its safety.
“The recent agreement between Fatah and Hamas makes clear that Israel can take nothing for granted. The United States should not urge Israel to make concessions that would make its borders indefensible and put its citizens at great risk.”
Stu Loeser/Marc La Vorgna (212) 788-2958
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