Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Obama promises to support Israel

Obama seeks to reassure Jewish leaders on Israel

By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writer 26 minutes ago

Democrat Barack Obama is assuring Jewish leaders he would steadfastly safeguard Israel's security if he is elected president this fall.

Hours after securing his party's nomination, Obama told 7,000 people gathered in Washington Wednesday that rumors and suggestions that he is unfriendly to Israel and to Jewish interests are unfounded.

He cited e-mails "filled with tall tales and dire warnings about a certain candidate for president." Obama told the gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to "let me know if you see this guy named Barack Obama, because he sounds pretty scary."

To applause, Obama said: "I will never compromise when it comes to Israel's security."

Let us pray.
Does anyone know if he has taken a position on the division of Jerusalem that Bush, Clinton and Carter are pushing for?

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