Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Friday 27 July 2012

"What Will They Be Saying After Another Four Years Of Obama?"

Here's a full-page ad that the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) has placed in 23 Jewish newspapers across the United States drawing attention to criticism by well-known political liberals regarding Barack Obama's  policy towards Israel and to his fraught relationship with Israel's supporters over the term of his presidency.

Comments Noah Pollak, the ECI's executive director:

"President Obama has been trying to have it both ways  – pursuing policies that weaken the U.S.-Israel alliance while boasting on the campaign trail that he is the most pro-Israel president since Truman. As the Obama campaign attempts to mislead about the president's record, it is important that American Jews understand what many prominent liberals are now conceding this president's approach to Israel has been hostile, ineffective, and at odds with the promises he made in 2008."

To view the ad bigger click on the image or go to

For more from the ECI re Obama see my next post but one.


  1. The pic link has in front.

    1. Thanks - no idea how that happened!

    2. My attempt to fix is in vain, so just clicking on the picture itself should do the trick.

  2. The ECI has released a television ad:
    Where's President Obama?

    He's quite a world traveler. But not to Israel. An oversight? Or an indication? According to a front-page story in the Washington Post two weeks ago, Obama has pursued a strategy of putting "daylight" between the U.S. and Israel. He's traveled to the Middle East multiple times -- to accept an award in Saudi Arabia, to give a major speech in Cairo, to hold town hall meetings in Turkey -- but never stopped to visit our closest ally in the region.

    Today ECI released a 30-second TV ad called "Postcards" that highlights Obama's "daylight" strategy. In a significant buy, it will appear today and Monday on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News in Washington and New York, and through next week on broadcast and cable in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

    To see the ad, click here:

  3. I think the RJC is pushing a much more effective campaign aimed at Jews who are MOR and/or Democrats:

    The sad fact remains, both Romney and Obama are bad for Israel and no friend of the Jews.


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