Obama get’s serious by courting Israel

Originally published 2/15/07:

Oh great.  Obama is part of the ‘destroy everyone but Israel’ club as well it seems.  I guess this means he is now a serious contender for the US Presidency.  Did anyone tell him about the party AIPAC is throwing in D.C. in March?



Obama to Haaretz: U.S. must help protect Israel from enemies
By Shmuel Rosner, Haaretz Correspondent
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barack Obama (Illinois), who is competing for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, told Haaretz on Thursday that the United States should help protect Israel from its sworn enemies.Obama intends to present his policy regarding Israel soon, and his staff has been drafting a speech.

“In my opinion, the special relationship between the United States and Israel obliges us to help it look for serious partners with whom it can make peace agreements.

At the same time, we must help Israel defend itself against those enemies that have sworn to destroy it,” he said.Obama is the first black candidate with a real chance at the Democratic nomination and election.

In his speech he intends to remove any doubts the Democratic Party’s donors and constituents, many of whom are Jewish, may have about his support for Israel in his speech. “Israel wants peace with its neighbors more than anything else,” he said.


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