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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-12 11:59 AM
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Obama signs U.S.-Israel security act
Obama signs U.S.-Israel security act

Published: July 27, 2012 at 11:56 AM

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- <snip>

Obama, flanked by bill sponsors Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., and Jewish leaders signed the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 in an Oval Office ceremony.

Obama said the U.S. commitment to Israel is unshakable.

"In many ways what this legislation does is bring together all of the outstanding cooperation that we have seen really at an unprecedented level between our two countries," Obama said, adding, "We are standing by our friends in Israel when it comes to of attacks."

The United States plans to commit $70 million more to the Iron Dome anti-missile system, Obama said. Southern Israel comes under regular rocket fire from Gaza.

Obama also talked about the recent suicide bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israeli tourists.


The president has pledged to visit Israel if he is re-elected. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, top administration anti-terrorism adviser John Brennan and national security adviser Tom Donilon have visited Israel in recent weeks. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is scheduled to arrive next week "to further consult and find additional ways that we can ensure such cooperation," the president said.

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Just ahead of Romney's trip to Israel, where he can try to explain how his Anglo Saxon heritage helps him understand the "special relationship" the U.S. has with Israel. And why his Church won't stop baptizing Holocaust victims and other Jews, no matter what it promises in those regards. And why he scheduled a fundraiser in Israel on a fast day in the Jewish religion.

Nicely played, Mr. President. (It's good to be the king, especially in an election year.)

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-12 06:41 AM
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1. This just proves that Obama hates Israel.
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: Mittens said...
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