Obama, Israel’s Friend

Romney was in Jerusalem last weekend parading his Jewish-American supporters, kissing Benjamin Netanyahu’s hand and promising to be a less critical friend of Israel than Obama has been, but Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak somehow didn’t get with the program. Barak was effusive in his praise for Obama.

“I should tell you honestly,” Barak told an interviewer, “that this administration under President Obama is doing, in regard to our security, more than anything I can remember in the past.”

Similar expressions of support for Obama came from Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, who said Israelis’ security needs were “never better met than today under President Obama. This is a fact.” — From the Newark Star-Ledger


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