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US President Barack Obama with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

For the sake of a strong and secure Israel, Mitt Romney should stop playing politics and start facing the facts. The security of our two nations is too important, our alliance too critical, our friendship too deep to be used as a partisan football. Romney should know better. Luckily for us, our president already does.

David A. Harris is president and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

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  1. As a liberal previous Obama Jewish voter I wanted to share why Obama loses my vote in this election.

    First it had to do with his changing US policy-Israel should negotiate based on the 67 lines.

    Then there was the refusal to endorse the Bush letter tying the US to Israel keeping the major settlement blocs.

    But beyond these issues there was some question in my mind about what he really felt about Israel.

    Could he be motivated by a desire to achieve a two state solution to help Israel?

    Would he actually make a military move on Iran when it gets its nuke?

    Does he really understand the diplomatic Mideast war?

    Or is he motivated by political correctness and believes strongly in the 67 lines being borders?

    It did not help that in Cairo he did not mention a Jewish historical claim to the land of Israel besides the Holocaust.

    That he listened quietly in his pew for so many years with Jeremiah Wright also did not help.

    Neither did his refusal to free Jonathan Pollard.

    Other little things like how long it took the White House to send a condolence to Netanyahu.

    How he was caught off guard telling the French Prime Minister what a burden it was dealing with Netanyahu.

    and how his pressure about the settlements went beyond the position of the PA at the time, and resulted in complete deadlock.

    So in the end I lost my trust in Obama even though I would have wanted to vote for him.

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