Jun 5 2009
Unanimous Democratic party support for President Obama has cracked in the wake of his drastic change in policy towards a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.
Several Democratic Congressmen have publicly stated opposition to the president’s demand for a halt to all building for Jews in Judea and Samaria.
The Obama government also has refused to state if it will honor a commitment by his predecessor George W. Bush, who wrote Israel that facts on the ground dictate that large population centers in Judea and Samaria must remain under Israeli sovereignty.
“I think the President went beyond where I think it was appropriate for us to go in dealing with another democracy,” said Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner. “Any conversations about settlements, which are perfectly reasonable, have to be coupled with a sincere effort on the part of the Palestinians.” Democratic Congressmen Shelley Berkley and Joseph Crowley also were present and backed the statements. Rep. Berkley stated, “We are very, very concerned that the statements were made so publicly to such a close and strong ally as the state of Israel.”
The Republican party has been far from silent on the Obama government’s strategy. Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican Whip, warned that Arab terror “shows no sign of abating” and that “President Obama’s insistence that it is in America’s best interest to pressure Israel sends the wrong message to the region.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee this week launched a fundraising campaign against President Obama’s increasingly openness to Iran. “Obama and the Democrats believe an unstable country, which has pledged to wipe Israel off the map and is awash with oil, has legitimate needs for nuclear power. Yet, America which continues to see rising energy prices, does not need nuclear power”
Nevertheless, an overwhelming majority of Congressmen have signed a letter asking the president to tone down his public statements against Israel. ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
What can I say, I’m speechless.
Jon Voight calls on Americans to oppose Obama’s hardline position which threatens to destroy Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.
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