Murdoch voices support for Israel in speech at Jewish museum dinner

News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch recently was honored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage at a dinner in New York City.

Murdoch, in accepting the Heritage Award, said he was “deeply honored” and praised the museum for its mission.

“The museum you have given New York has become a great landmark itself,” Murdoch said. “And every wall in this building speaks to the significance of Jewish life.”

He went on to voice support for Israel in the face of a nuclear threat from Iran.

“Many people seem more worried about an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities than about what would happen if we allow Iran to build nuclear weapons,” Murdoch said. “When weak friends suggest that Israel may be part of the problem, we do nothing to encourage the peacemakers – and everything to embolden the warmakers.  So when the prime minister of a democratic Israel says that he fears Iran means what it says and intends to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth, I will not second guess him from the safety of New York.”

News Corp. is the parent company of Fox News.

Click to read Murdoch’s full speech Monday at the 16th annual Heritage Dinner.