October 25, 2007
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(Page 2 - Previous Page)Los Angeles leaders spoke privately with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Hungary, Uruguay and Uzbekistan.
"They do perceive that we have a certain amount of influence and clout, so we are going to them and asking for certain things that we need help with and want their support on. And they also have needs and desires that they want support on," said Steve Addison, who as AJC-LA's director of international relations led the delegation. "We talk about our concerns of a nuclear Iran, about the one-sided bias in the United Nations both in the secretariat and human rights council with the way that Israel is excluded and targeted out."
Writing in the Jerusalem Post, AJC executive director David A. Harris said four key points emerged from these meetings that pro-Israel advocates should emphasize: that Israel seeks peace; peace requires partners; Israel is not alone in the threat posed by Iran; and that no one has the silver-bullet solution for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
AJC leaders did not meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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