11:04 Hillary Clinton introduced by Lonnie Kaplan as “a Democratic candidate for president.”
11:04 Big standing O.
11:05 Feels like a big “family reunion.”
11:06 Remembering Tom Lantos.
11:07 Quotes from Isaiah.
11:07 I “reject” the argument that our “common commitment to Israel’s survival and well being is not in the best interest of America.”
11:08 “Is there anyone from New York even here in this audience today.”
11:09 “I stand with you and for you.”
11:11 “Israel is not yet safe. The values that Israel represents are not yet secure.”
11:12 Recalling visits to Israeli terror victims and citizens of Sderot.
11:13 We need a Democrat in the White House.
11:13 “I know Senator Obama knows what is at stake here… Let me be very clear: I know Senator Obama will be a good friend to Israel.” (Sounds like she’s already conceded.)
11:15 “President Bush has moved us in the wrong direction.”
11:15 John McCain will follow the same wrong policies on Iraq and the Middle East.
11:20 Sounds same note as Obama on talks with Hamas: No way, until Hamas recognizes Israel and ends violence.
11:21 Will keep fighting to bring home captured Israeli soldiers.
11:22 “No nuclear weapons for Iran.”
11:22 “We can never let Iran attain nuclear weapons.”
11:22 IRG is a terrorist organization.
11:23 Iran must know consequences of nuclear attack on Israel. But we must never let it get to that point.
11:24 “Further behind” in confronting Iran because of the Bush administration.
11:25 Must speak out against anti-Semitism. Big standing ovation.
11:25 Criticizes Palestinian textbooks. Criticizes Saudi textbooks.
11:25 “Debacle at Durban must never be repeated.” If efforts to keep anti-Semitism out of Durban II, then U.S. should boycott the meeting.
11:29 Recalling one of “my heroes”: Golda Meir (and how she would answer the phone in the middle of night).
11:30 “God bless you. God bless Israel. God bless America.”