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What is Barack Obama's track record as regards Israel?

Asked by pixiequeen12 (137points) June 17th, 2008

I’m talking about both his voting record and his public/private statements. Please do not use this question as a forum for slandering either Democratic or Republican candidates. I am looking for facts specifically related to the above question.

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From, this seems definitive:

Barack Obama’s big speech on Israel is now over, and as expected, the candidate made no secret of his support and dedication to the special relationship between the U.S. and Israel. “My view is that the United States’ special relationship with Israel obligates us to be helpful to them in the search for credible partners with whom they can make peace, while also supporting Israel in defending itself against enemies sworn to its destruction,” were Obama’s words to Haaretz last week. Today, he sounded as strong as Clinton, as supportive as Bush, as friendly as Giuliani. At least rhetorically, Obama passed any test anyone might have wanted him to pass. So, he is pro-Israel. Period.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I’ve been wondering the same thing. Thanks for the facts, Marina.

pixiequeen12's avatar

Thanks for the info, Marina.

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