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Netanyahu at AIPAC: ‘Israel is America’s indispensable ally’

Netanyahu reiterates Israel cannot return to 'indefensible' 1967 lines; recounts Israel's historical relationship with United States.

HAARETZ.com

May 23, 2011 | 9:27 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke at AIPAC Policy Conference Monday night, reassuring the public that Israel remains the United States’ ‘indespensible ally’, despite his rejection of U.S. President Obama’s call for a peace deal based on 1967 borders last week.

Netanyahu began his speech offering condolences to those affected by the tornado that ravaged Missouri on Monday, saying how Israel identifies and sympathizes with their tragedy.

The prime minister added that Israel stands with the United States “on this day and every day”.

Netanyahu thanked the attendees of the Israel advocacy group’s conference and millions across the United States for their commitment to Israel’s security and supporting its right to defend itself. “Israel is America’s indispensable ally,” the prime minister said.

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