AIPAC Leftist Begs Politicians Not to Use Obama’s Support For Hamas-Fatah Terror Alliance as Political Football
It looks like Obama’s anti-Israel proposals were not such a great idea after all…
Now the American left is urging politicians not to use Obama’s support for the Hamas-Fatah terrorist alliance as a political football. Of course, they say this not because they fundamentally disagree with the president, they say this because they don’t want Obama to be damaged politically for supporting the Palestinian parties over Israel.
The Politico reported:
A close friend and political supporter of President Barack Obama, Alan Solow, is urging American politicians to avoid partisan mudslinging over the issue of Israel.
“We cannot allow Israel to become a wedge issue that divides our community and dilutes its strength,” said Solow, a Chicago attorney who serves as the president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. “Of course, we as individuals can prefer some candidates over others, but we must not allow the U.S.-Israel relationship to become the distinguishing factor between the major parties. Our goal should be exactly the opposite: to promote all political actors to adopt strong pro-Israel positions across the board.”
Solow’s comments came days after some Republicans–along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other staunchly pro-Israel voices in Israel and the U.S.–jumped on Obama for publicly suggesting that Israel’s pre-1967 borders should be the “basis” for peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, for instance, unleashed some of the most strident criticism by declaring that Obama had “thrown Israel under the bus.”
Solow, speaking from the podium at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference Monday night, did not mention any GOP politicians by name. However, he urged Israel supporters “to avoid demonizing leaders merely for political gain.”
If Republicans allow Obama to endanger Israel then shame on them. They need to speak out not for political gain… But because it is the right thing to do.