Tuesday, February 26, 2008
iron like a lion in zion:
There we go!
"I think there is a strain within the pro-Israel community that says unless you adopt an unwavering pro-Likud approach to Israel, then you're anti-Israel, and that can't be the measure of our friendship with Israel," leading Democratic presidential contender Illinois Senator Barack Obama said Sunday.

"If we cannot have an honest dialogue about how do we achieve these goals, then we're not going to make progress," he said.

He also criticized the notion that anyone who asks tough questions about advancing the peace process or tries to secure Israel by anyway other than "just crushing the opposition" is being "soft or anti-Israel."
Now that is the sort of thing that a real friend of Israel says. Not a fair-weather fake friend who'd rather not risk angering your buddies, but the kind of friend who takes your car keys from your hand at the bar. Let's see the Rubins of the world twist his words, so we can demonstrate how little they actually care about the actually-existing state of Israel.

Update: And right on time, the New York StuermerSun [update: that really did go too far, so my apologies to the Sun] runs this vile hit piece, for which the Clintonites are happy to play their part.

Late Update
: From the Sun's editorial today:
Senator Obama, in his remarks in Ohio this week to a gathering of Jewish leaders, went a long way toward allaying any doubts that may have lingered in the community about his Israel policy and, more broadly, the spirit of goodwill and friendship that he had for American Jews. In our view, as we have made clear previously, those doubts and concerns were always ill-founded and, in fact, were being stoked by Mr. Obama's political rivals.
Half-credit here. Love that passive voice about "doubts that may have lingered in the community..." How might those doubts have gotten to the community, one wonders?
--Spencer Ackerman
Spencer,

Reading your recent posts regarding Israel and Obama, I think you will enjoy this piece:

http://fightingthemoverhere.blogspot.com/2008/02/obama-and-israel.html

The writer provides a very strong counter-argument to many of the baseless emails being sent around that Obama and his advisers are anti-Semites
Blogger Jeff Dexter | 8:07 AM