Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama Middle East Policy

Unfortunately, I do believe Jesse Jackson is right about Obama stance with Israel... (Wow! I agreed with Jesse Jackson -that's a first for me).

Is Jesse Jackson right re: Obama's Israel policy?
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by Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 10/16/2008 8:00:00

"A leading Christian Zionist says recent comments by Barack Obama supporter Jesse Jackson give voters a good idea of what an Obama Middle East policy might entail.

Jesse Jackson said last week at the World Policy Forum in France that "fundamental changes" in U.S. foreign policy will take place if Senator Obama (D-Illinois) becomes president, most notably "decades of putting Israel's interests first" would end.

Gary Bauer 1Gary Bauer, who serves on the executive board of Christians United for Israel, says Jackson's prediction will likely prove to be accurate.

"Those folks who are pro-Israel -- as many Christians are and certainly American Jews -- ought to listen to Jesse Jackson's remarks very carefully," Bauer urges. "He's friends with Barack Obama; they're neighbors in Chicago -- and Jesse Jackson was very clear. In fact, he said something that I think was really disgusting. He said that 'Zionists' will no longer control America's foreign policy."

According to Bauer, Jackson has a record of anti-Semitism, and this is another example of that. The former Republican presidential candidate says almost to a person, Obama's foreign policy advisers have "records that are known for being anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian."

Jackson stated on Tuesday that his comments, as reported by conservative New York Post columnist Amir Taheri, distorted his views. The Obama campaign has disavowed any connection with Jackson or his remarks, stating the controversial civil rights leader is 'in no position to interpret or share Barack Obama's views on Israel and foreign policy.'"

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