Jewish Donors Warn Obama on Israel

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    By LAURA MECKLER
    Jewish donors and fund-raisers are warning the Obama re-election campaign that the president is at risk of losing financial support because of concerns about his handling of Israel.

    The complaints began early in President Barack Obama's term, centered on a perception that Mr. Obama has been too tough on Israel.

    Some Jewish donors say Mr. Obama has pushed Israeli leaders too hard to halt construction of housing settlements in disputed territory, a longstanding element of U.S. policy. Some also worry that Mr. Obama is putting more pressure on the Israelis than the Palestinians to enter peace negotiations, and say they are disappointed Mr. Obama has not visited Israel yet.

    One top Democratic fund-raiser, Miami developer Michael Adler, said he urged Obama campaign manager Jim Messina to be "extremely proactive" in countering the perception in the Jewish community that Mr. Obama is too critical of Israel.

    Jewish Donors Warn Obama on Israel - WSJ.com
     
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    Umm, how much does the US give to Israel each year?
    And with f&^k all strings attached too as far as I can see.
     

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    How much does the Government give to all those Muslim Terrorist countries?
     
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    It's only right...they've got to make it a fair fight.
     
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    Unfortunately for those Muslim Terrorist countries, much of what your Government spends on them is distributed in the form of high explosive.
     
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    "Israeli Troops Shoot U.S. Student in Head with High-Velocity Tear Gas Canister

    "I was shot at close range with a high-velocity metal tear gas canister... When it hit me, it tore off a part of my scalp," says Christopher Whitman, a 25-year-old American student and activist who was seriously injured when he was shot by Israeli forces while attending a West Bank protest on Friday.

    "At the time of the shooting, Whitman was recording video of the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli separation wall in the West Bank. Several Palestinians were also injured during the protest."

    Not that Obama or any other Republican or Democrat occupying the White House will ever hold Israel accountable for its occupation of Palestine.

    Israeli Troops Shoot U.S. Student in Head with High-Velocity Tear Gas Canister
     
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    and how much do we give the saudies? and the pals? and egypt?

    but the anti-israel types only whine about israel.
     
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    Powerful lobby, without doubt.

    Hey, that's what we get when the SCOTUS decides that money = FREE SPEECH.
     
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    I'd say that you get more in return from the Saudis and such.
    The Israelis take your money and tell you piss off.
     
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    Most of the money we give to the "Palestinians" is for our militias who arrest innocent Palestinians.
     

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