New York (CNN) – As part of an ongoing outreach to Jewish voters and in response to mounting criticism of President Obama's record on Israel, and polls showing support in the Jewish community slipping, the Obama campaign is mounting a vigorous defense beginning with a national conference call on Tuesday.
In an email to Jewish supporters, Ira Forman, Jewish Outreach Director for the Obama campaign said, "the other side is working hard to distort the President's record – particularly when it comes to his strong support of Israel. To set the record straight, it'll be up to supporters like us who know the truth to get the word out."
If Obama is asking for a new start or clean slate to start over if you will he will find the Jewish voters are very forgiving. But lets not act like anyone has distorted his record which has NOT BEEN Pro Israel. Obama has fed the ugly rhetoric against Israel in speeches that has been well documented from the NY Tmes to the WS Journal so he needs to admit wrong doing and apologize. Trying to distort his own documented record of bashing Israel is a lousy start.
As an American, I have no problem supporting Israel ... but as a Christian, the hypocrisy of having to do so can get overwhelming ... especially from the likes of Rick Perry and his evangelical supporters. Obama does at least understand the difference between the two.
First things first, people should understand that Benjamin Netanyahu is an ultra right-wing nationalist, and goes out of his way to keep peace from ever being achieved in Israel. If only Americans would educate themselves a little about the world around them (tall order, I know), they would have a better grasp of both foreign and domestic affairs.
Well then, get to it. Get the information out so it makes sense to the Jewish Americans who are starting to clearly see the undertone of Obama's Palestinian sympathies. Sympathies a little to far out of the comfort zone for many Jewish Americans who don't want to see the lands returned to pre 1967 borders.