America`s bond with Israel is unbreakable: Obama

US President Barack Obama said America`s bond with Israel is unbreakable as it is the bond of two peoples that share a commitment to a common set of ideals -- opportunity, democracy and freedom.

Updated: May 28, 2010, 12:37 PM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama
today said America`s bond with Israel is unbreakable as it is
the bond of two peoples that share a commitment to a common
set of ideals -- opportunity, democracy and freedom.

"Even as we never waver in pursuing peace between
Israelis, Palestinians, and Arabs, our bond with Israel is
unbreakable. It is the bond of two peoples that share a
commitment to a common set of ideals: opportunity, democracy
and freedom," Obama said in his remarks at a reception in
honour of Jewish American Heritage Month.

Obama said contributions of the Jewish community to
America run deeper.

"As a product of history and faith, Jewish Americans
have helped to open our eyes to injustice, to people in need,
and to the simple idea that we ought to recognize ourselves in
the struggles of our fellow men and women," he said.

"That`s what`s led Jewish advocates to fight for
women`s equality and workers` rights. That`s what led rabbis
to preach against racism from the bimah -- and to lead
congregants on marches and protests to stop segregation,"
Obama said.

That is what helped lead America to recognize and
support Israel as a Jewish homeland and a beacon for
democratic values.

PTI