Obama Defends “Robust Support” For Israel – Administrative Record Proves Differently

By Patrick Goodenough
CSN News

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An election year battle to convince American voters  that President Obama has been a steadfast friend of Israel – or  alternatively, that he’s been the most anti-Israel president in decades – heated up at  the weekend, coinciding with Obama’s address to the a pro-Israel  conference ahead of a White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister  Binyamin Netanyahu.

Obama urged the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)  policy conference in Washington, D.C., to disregard Republican criticism  of his record, citing arms sales to Israel and what he characterized as  robust support for Israel at the United Nations. . . .

Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matthew Brooks said  the strong rhetoric did not match his administration’s “weak record.”

“Obama’s deeds include unprecedented pressure on Israel not to build  in its eternal capital of Jerusalem, cutting critical military aid to  joint U.S.-Israel missile defense program in a time of need, adopting as  U.S. policy the Palestinian demand that Israel accept ‘1967 borders  with land swaps’ as the basis for a final settlement, and failing to  holding Palestinian leaders accountable for their refusal to keep their  peace-process commitments,” he said. Click here to continue reading.

 

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