web analytics
September 22, 2014 / 27 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

What In Obama’s Record On Israel Does Romney Oppose?

US President Barack Obama with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

US President Barack Obama with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
Photo Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO/Flash90

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.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “What In Obama’s Record On Israel Does Romney Oppose?”

  1. Thanks, David Harris, for this wonderful article. It should be spread far and wide to combat all the lies that Republicans are spreading about Obama's record on Israel and other issues.

  2. 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.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
The flag of ISIS
ISIS Calls on Muslims to Kill Non-Muslims Everywhere, in Every Way
Latest Indepth Stories
Cannabis Greenhouse

Research shows that high doses of marijuana can produce acute psychotic reactions, lower IQ in teens

donny pic

The current missionary problem in Samaria is still relatively unknown throughout Israel&to most Jews

Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed

Rosh Hashanah is a universal, stock-taking, renewal and hopeful holiday,

The New York Times building is only the cover page for what goes

No mutual clash between parties, it was Jews repeatedly attacked by Arabs, not the other way around.

Israel would love to be in the coalition,but it’s never going to happen, because, in the end, most of America’s allies would walk away if Israel were on board officially.

Why has his death been treated by some as an invitation for an emotional “autopsy”?

SWOT analysis: Assessing resources, internal Strengths&Weaknesses; external Opportunities&Threats.

Strategy? For the longest time Obama couldn’t be bothered to have one against a sworn enemy.

Seventeen visual skills are needed for success in school, sports, and everyday life.

We started The Jewish Press. Arnie was an integral part of the paper.

Fear alone is substantial; without fusing it to beauty, fear doesn’t reach its highest potential.

Fortunate are we to have Rosh Hashanah for repentance, a shofar to awaken heavenly mercy.

Arab leaders who want the US to stop Islamic State are afraid of being dubbed traitors and US agents

National Lawyers Guild:Sworn enemy of Israel & the legal arm of Palestinian terrorism since the ’70s

More Articles from David A. Harris
US President Barack Obama with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Gov. Mitt Romney has made some outrageous comments and taken some extreme positions in this presidential campaign. But few, if any, are more baffling than his latest statement on his plans for the U.S.-Israel relationship. Asked what he would do to strengthen America’s alliance with Israel, he said, “by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite.”

I’ve been reading The New York Times pretty much every single day since I was ten years old. That’s more than a half-century by now.

This election season in the United States was not a great one for the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Republicans and the tainted Emergency Committee for Israel launched mendacious ads and campaigns against pro-Israel Democrats across the country threatening the historic bipartisan support for Israel that has existed in Washington. The lies in these campaigns have been called out by an array of independent journalists from The New York Times to Salon, and politicizing support for Israel in this way has been condemned by key figures such as Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/what-in-obamas-record-on-israel-does-romney-oppose/2012/06/27/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: