President Obama and the American Jewish Community

Susan Rice at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Ambassador Susan Rice Receives the Conference of Presidents National Service Award

Ambassador Susan Rice receives the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations' Fund National Service Award, presented by Conference Chairman Harold Tanner (Photo Courtesy of the Conference of Presidents). December 14, 2011. (by Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations)

On December 14th, Ambassador Susan Rice addressed the Annual Leaders Recognition Reception for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Fund. The Conference Fund presented its annual National Service Award to Ambassador Rice at the dinner.

Ambassador Rice began her speech with a focus on the United States' partnership with Israel:

“Let me say a few words about our extraordinary partnership with Israel, starting by affirming an essential truth that will never change: the United States remains fully and firmly committed to the peace and security of the Jewish state of Israel. From the moment he took office, President Obama’s guidance has been unambiguous: to strengthen and deepen that commitment. He has been clear all along that our special relationship with Israel is deeply rooted in our common interests and our common values.”

Click here to read the full speech.

Jarrod Bernstein is the Director of Jewish Outreach in the Office of Public Engagement.

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