Jewish Donors Warned Obama About His Support For Israel This Morning – Before He Gave Away the Temple Mount
Obama posed for photos at the Wailing Wall during the 2008 elections.
Obama vows permanent support to Israel, rejects talks with Hamas. Above: Following a Jewish tradition, Barack Obama leaving a written message to God in an opening in the Wailing Wall, in Jerusalem (PIC, 7/25/08).
Jewish American donors warned Obama this morning about his non-support for Israel.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
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.
He said his conversations with Mr. Messina were aimed at addressing the problems up front. “This was going around finding out what our weaknesses are so we can run the best campaign,” said Mr. Adler, who hosted a fund-raiser at his home for Mr. Obama earlier this year.
Today Barack Obama gave away the Temple Mount and half of Jerusalem to Hamas.