Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:34 AM
Purveyor (29,432 posts)
Jewish Democrats Blast Marco Rubio For Not Mentioning Israel
WASHINGTON — The National Jewish Democratic Council issued a statement criticizing Sen. Marco Rubio for leaving Israel out of their responses to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
"Speaking on behalf of the Republican Party, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) neglected to even say one word in support of Israel or our nation's efforts to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program," said Aaron Keyak, the group's executive director, in a statement that will be distributed to reporters late Tuesday. "President Obama was clear that we must stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace, and do what is necessary to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon."
Obama mentioned Israel just once in his remarks to a Joint Session of Congress.
"And we will stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace," Obama said, alluding to his visit to the region next month.
"Jewish Democrats are proud to stand with President Obama and his second term priorities that put support for Israel and preventing a nuclear Iran at the top of his foreign policy agenda," Keyak added. "Republicans should support President Obama and his strong leadership on these important issues -- or at least mention them when they choose to give a broad national address."
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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:30 AM
geek tragedy (66,853 posts)
3. I know I should be partisan, but this is disgusting.
There are hundreds of nations on earth, and so what if he didn't kiss Israel's ass in public? He hasn't taken an oath of loyalty to them.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:50 AM
leftynyc (22,085 posts)
4. You've been on this board
a very long time so you understand politics. The pubs are busy trying to derail a Sec of Defense pick over this issue (same with Brennan). This could be their candidate in 2016. Of course the Democrats brought it up - it further highlights their hypocrisy on just about every issue. They only care about Israel in so far as it gets them votes from evangelicals and Jews who don't mind being used as pawns.