Saturday, April 28, 2007

RE: RE: Obama states "unwavering support" for israel

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Date: Apr 28, 2007 9:41 AM


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RE: Obama states "unwavering support" for Israel

From: Nwowatcher

Obama Claims ‘Unwavering' Support for Israel
Staff Reporter of the Sun
April 25, 2007

WASHINGTON — Seeking to reassure Jewish Democrats, Senator Obama said yesterday that his commitment to Israel is "unwavering" and that he has not only "talked the talk" but "walked the walk" in standing up for the security of the Jewish state.


American Presidential Candidates Court Israel
Barbara Ferguson, Arab News

WASHINGTON, 6 February 2007 — It was a headline that didn’t make a blip on the radar screen: US Presidential “Candidates Court Israel,” noted the Washington Times last week.

“Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, John Edwards and John McCain all detoured through Israel on the way to New Hampshire...seemingly competing to see who could be strongest in defense of the Jewish states,” wrote Joshua Mitnick.

Speaking in person or by video link at a security conference held in Herzliya, just north of Tel Aviv, the politicians called for ways to prevent Iran’s government from acquiring nuclear weapons. While “stressing the strong US-Israel ties, the presidential hopefuls all agreed that the US has to step up sanctions on Iran and leave the possibility of a military attack ‘on the table,’” noted the Washington Times.

For presidential hopefuls, the conference gives them an opportunity to float policy positions and reach out to Jewish voters.

Sen. McCain, R-Arizona, said he supported exploring a strengthening of ties between Israel and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as a means of easing Israel’s insecurity.

While Romney, who served one term as governor of Massachusetts, urged countries — including Arab states — to divest their assets in Iran, to seek the indictment of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on genocide charges, and to make it clear that pursuing nuclear weapons “can also be a source of peril” for Iran.

He added: “Arab states must join this effort to prevent a nuclear Iran. These states can do much more than wring their hands and urge America to act.” Romney compared the challenge posed by Iran and militant Islam to the clash of the West with 20th century conflicts with fascism and totalitarian communism.

“The military option remains on the table,” Romney said at the seventh annual Herzliya Conference in Herzliya, Israel.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, also addressed the conference by a satellite video link, said that the existential danger to Israel has never been higher since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, adding that many in Israel as well as the US don’t fully appreciate the nature, size or scope of the threat posed by Iran.

“A friendly democracy under siege should be closer partners to the world’s most successful security alliance,” he said, speaking via a satellite link. “American support for Israel should intensify. The enemies are too numerous, margin of error too small, and shared values too great.”

Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, was the only Democratic presidential hopeful to address the conference, but sounded similar notes of toughening sanctions and the threat of military force. However, he was the one speaker to suggest that the US needs to open a dialogue with Iran.

“I support being tough, but I think it’s a mistake strategically and ideologically not to engage them on this issue,” he said. “America should engage directly on this issue.”

Once back home, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday accused Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of “timidity” regarding the security threat posed by Iran.

In a speech to a retreat of Conservative Congressional Republicans, Romney lashed out at Clinton for recently telling a pro-Israel dinner that a dialogue with countries hostile to Israel — including Iran and Syria — is needed to promote peace in the Middle East.§ion=0&article=91816&d=6&m=2&y=2007


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