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Israeli panel: Giuliani is 'best' presidential candidate for Israel
Haaretz ^ | 9/05/2006 | Haaretz Staff

Posted on 09/05/2006 9:30:21 AM PDT by texas_mrs

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is the "best" candidate in the 2008 race for Israel, a panel of eight Israeli experts assembled by Haaretz has determined.

Giuliani is followed by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Arizona Senator John McCain and New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Ranking bottom of the list is Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guiliani; israel; presidentialelection
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Geez, I can't beleive Clinton scores as high as she does.
1 posted on 09/05/2006 9:30:24 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: texas_mrs

I fully support Israel but I'll still be voting with America's best interests in mind.


2 posted on 09/05/2006 9:35:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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Geez, I can't beleive Clinton scores as high as she does.

Actually Gore is the biggest surprise. He is cut and runner #1. Hillary has at least pretended to be semi-tough on terrorism, but I am sure she will join the cut and run crowd once the primaries get going.

3 posted on 09/05/2006 9:39:33 AM PDT by Always Right
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Republican
Rudy Giuliani
The former New York mayor returned a $10 million donation from a Saudi prince after 9/11 following his comments on Israel.
Republican
Newt Gingrich
The former Speaker of the House says Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas is an alliance that cannot be dealt with in isolation.
Republican
John McCain
The Arizona Senator believes America must give Israel whatever equipment and technology it needs for defense.
Democrat
Hillary Clinton
The Senator for New York and former First Lady supports moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Democrat
Al Gore
The former Vice President attended the celebrations in Jerusalem to mark the State of Israel's 50th anniversary.
Republican
George Pataki
The Governor of New York State says there has been a clear pattern of Israeli concession followed by Palestinian terror.
Republican
Sam Brownback
The Kansas Senator believes Israel has the right to self-defend and to 'aggressively seek' Shalit's release.
Democrat
Bill Richardson
The Governor of New Mexcio maintains that the American commitment to the security of Israel is not negotiable.
Republican
Condoleezza Rice
The Secretary of State has called on Israel to help create the conditions for a Palestinian state to emerge.
Democrat
Evan Bayh
The Senator for Indiana called for economic sanctions to deter Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Democrat
Joseph Biden
The Senator for Delaware said Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with a party that calls for its destruction.
Democrat
Christopher Dodd
The Senator for Connecticut addressed AIPAC in March 2006 on a nuclear Iran and the Hamas government.
Republican
Bill Frist
Tennessee's Senator says Israel clearly has the right to defend itself and calls for continued U.S. support for Israel.
Democrat
Mark Warner
The former Virginia Governor backs unilateral Israeli moves, as Hamas is not currently a suitable partner.
Democrat
John Edwards
The former senator for North Carolina has said that Iran is an enormous threat to Israel and to the Israeli people.
Democrat
Russ Feingold
The Wisconsin Senator sponsored an act calling for the American embassy to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Republican
George Allen
Senator for Georgia made a bipartisan call with Senator Lieberman for the EU to add Hezbollah to its terror group list.
Republican
Mitt Romney
The Governor for Massachussetts delayed a trip to Israel earlier this year to focus on his legislative agenda.
Democrat
Wesley Clark
The retired four-star army general called Hezbollah 'the reach of Iran toward a Mediterranean beach head.'
Democrat
John Kerry
The 2004 presidential candidate has called Hamas a 'brutal organization' that refuses to take part in a peaceful process.
Democrat
Tom Vilsack
In May 2006, the Iowa Governor participated in a week-long visit to Israel, organized by AIPAC, to meet Israeli leaders.
Republican
Mike Huckabee
The Governor of Arkansas has made nine visits to Israel, including a trip to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
Republican
Chuck Hagel
The Senator for Nebraska believes that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is central to Middle East peace.
Democrat
Barack Obama
The Senator for Illinois made his first visit to Israel in January 2006, where he visited the north and toured the fence.

4 posted on 09/05/2006 9:41:10 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: cripplecreek

"I fully support Israel but I'll still be voting with America's best interests in mind."

Amen!


5 posted on 09/05/2006 9:41:54 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: BW2221

Support of Israel is one of those things that I consider to be in our best interests but it certainly isn't the only thing.


6 posted on 09/05/2006 9:44:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: texas_mrs

Like her husband, she will say whatever she needs to to gain political capital.


7 posted on 09/05/2006 9:46:06 AM PDT by stm (RIP Steve Irwin, you will be missed.)
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To: cripplecreek

I get a two-fer I guess. :)


8 posted on 09/05/2006 9:47:21 AM PDT by veronica (NEW LITERARY AND ARTS JOURNAL offers free advertising for writers, bloggers, artists. FRmail me...)
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To: texas_mrs

The best candidate for Israel hands down is Sam Brownback.

Giuliani seems good and may stay good but he also can pull a "Nixon to China" or Sharon "withdrawal type move".

Some candidates are given marks way to high.


9 posted on 09/05/2006 9:50:10 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bush Doctrine- Old: Fight terrorists. New: Cease fire with terrorists.)
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To: cripplecreek
One thing to remember, and I am sure it affects the results to a degree, is that Jews tend to be very liberal.

This is from the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix:

Not only did Kerry receive a higher share of the Jewish vote than previously thought; over the last three presidential elections, Jews have consistently voted 28-30 points more Democratic than the country at large. This analysis also showed that a large majority of American Jews think of themselves as Democrats. Between 65 and 74 percent of Jews identify as Democrats, while estimates of the percentage of Jews who identify as Republicans range from 11-21 percent.
10 posted on 09/05/2006 9:51:38 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: texas_mrs
?????

I believe these folks are candidates for President of the United States. I don't appreciate foreign countries meddling in our electoral politics. I'm interested in what candidate is best for the USA, not some foreign country.

11 posted on 09/05/2006 9:52:52 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

So another country shouldn't have discussions as to which candidate is best for it?


12 posted on 09/05/2006 9:54:52 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: BW2221

Hagel looks like his mommy took away his toy.


13 posted on 09/05/2006 9:55:54 AM PDT by zarf
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To: SJackson

Huckabee should be swapped with Hellary. Hagel schmagel deserves his low ranking...(look at his lost puppy dog face). Wish you Nebraskans would dump that fool RINO Hagel for good. Wesley Clark is too high on this list and senator (UN solves all) John sKerry should be below Obama.


14 posted on 09/05/2006 9:56:26 AM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: texas_mrs

"Israeli panel: Giuliani is 'best' presidential candidate for Israel"

But then who would run for President of the United States?


15 posted on 09/05/2006 10:01:31 AM PDT by RoadTest (- - - for without victory there is no survival. -Winston Churchill)
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To: SJackson

The panel is very much clueless.

Hagel should be in negative numbers. Allen should be much higher then Frist.

Rice? Dodd? Others?


16 posted on 09/05/2006 10:01:43 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bush Doctrine- Old: Fight terrorists. New: Cease fire with terrorists.)
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To: BW2221

I see the WOT, Israel, and our border control as connected issues but the Israelis don't have any reason to concern themselves with our border control issue. In a way I think they should worry about our border as much as they worry about theirs.


17 posted on 09/05/2006 10:04:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

Depends on whether they try to do anything about it ... Not so very long ago, the communist Chinese made themseves rather more unpopular than they had previously been among conservatives by their clandestine support of X42 and Algore.


18 posted on 09/05/2006 10:04:50 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I bet there is a place on Earth where they don't discuss who they would like to see as President of the US.

Name it.

Somehow I have the feeling only a public and open discussion in Israel offends you.


19 posted on 09/05/2006 10:05:25 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bush Doctrine- Old: Fight terrorists. New: Cease fire with terrorists.)
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To: texas_mrs

Then let him run for President of Israel.


20 posted on 09/05/2006 10:05:47 AM PDT by rintense
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