Discussion in 'Election Forums' started by courseofhistory, Nov 2, 2012.
LINK (Israel's largest newspaper)
Yes, he has, and most sane people know that.
BREAKING: Israels Haaretz newspaper endorses President Obama for re-election
Tens of millions of Americans will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a president and vice president. It will be an important day for American democracy. This will be the Americans day, but the outcome of the elections will impact the entire world.
For Americans in general, and American Jews in particular, the United States attitude toward Israel is just one of many factors to consider among internal and foreign affairs, the economy and defense when casting their vote.
But for various reasons, Republican candidate Mitt Romney has made incumbent President Barack Obamas policy toward Israel a hot-button issue in the campaign. One of those reasons is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus open support for Romney, who like him enjoys the patronage of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Obama has been accused of taking a cool and hostile stance in relation to Israel on several issues, from Iran to Palestine. Romney promises a warmer, more supportive approach.
The outcome of the elections will be determined by the voters decision as to which of the two candidates is good for America. But if any of them are vacillating in their vote over whether Obama has been a good president for Israel, the answer is yes.
Hey dip shit - Haaretz makes The Washington Post look like the Washington Times, numb nuts. They are extremely LEFT - just like you, Commie.
Well golly gosh gee whiz, I was given 2 demerits and threatened with banishment from the USMB by the administrator for calling a thin skinned rightwinger a rightwing jerk --- I wonder how many demerits the administrator will give a rightwinger for calling me names?
But-----but back to the subject of the thread... The Truth About Obama and Israel
AS an Israeli-American who cares deeply about the survival of Israel and the future of the Jewish people, I will be voting for President Obama in November. Heres why.
Even though he could have done a better job highlighting his friendship for Israel, theres no denying that by every tangible measure, his support for Israels security and well-being has been rock solid.
Mitt Romney claims Mr. Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus, but in fact the president has taken concrete steps to make Israel more secure a commitment he has described as not negotiable.
When he visited Israel as a candidate he saw firsthand how vulnerable Israeli villagers were to rocket attacks from Gaza. As president, he responded by providing full financing and technical assistance for Israels Iron Dome short-range anti-rocket defense system, which is now protecting those villagers. In July, he provided an additional $70 million to extend the Iron Dome system across southern Israel. Thats in addition to the $3 billion in annual military assistance to Israel that the president requests and that Congress routinely approves, assistance for which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed deep personal appreciation.
When the first President Bush had disagreements with Israel over its settlement policy, he threatened to withhold loan guarantees from Israel. Mr. Obama has had his own disagreements with Mr. Netanyahu over the settlers but has never taken such a step. To the contrary, he has increased aid to Israel and given it access to the most advanced military equipment, including the latest fighter aircraft.
Ask any senior Israeli official involved in national security, and he will tell you that the strategic relationship between the United States and Israel has never been stronger than under President Obama. I can hardly remember a better period of American support and backing, and Israeli cooperation and similar strategic understanding of events around us, the defense minister, Ehud Barak, said last year, than what we have right now.
That cooperation has included close coordination by intelligence agencies including the deployment of cyberweapons, as recent news reports have revealed to thwart Irans nuclear ambitions.
Mr. Romney conveniently neglects to mention that Mr. Obamas predecessor, George W. Bush, diverted American attention from Iran the greatest threat to Israels existence to Iraq, even helping to put a pro-Iranian leader in power in Baghdad. In contrast, through painstaking diplomacy, Mr. Obama persuaded Russia and China to support harsh sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo and the cancellation of a Russian sale of advanced antiaircraft missiles that would have severely complicated any military strike against Irans nuclear facilities. Mr. Obama secured European support for what even Irans president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called the most severe and strictest sanctions ever imposed on a country.
But as John Adams said, facts are stubborn things. The facts back up the presidents staunch support of Israel facts that even $100 million from a casino magnate cant refute. (Full disclosure: I have contributed to Democratic campaigns this political cycle, though not nearly to that extent.)
It is good to see that the Jews have now submitted to an Islamic Paradise.
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