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Israeli generals say Obama camp duped them
Israel Today ^ | October 06, 2008 | Israel Today Staff

Posted on 10/06/2008 10:19:39 PM PDT by seastay

Several senior former Israeli defense officials have blasted a US Jewish organization linked to Barack Obama for distributing a short video in which they seemingly urge Americans to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate.

Commissioned by the Jewish Council for Education & Research (JCER), which has made itself part of the Obama campaign, the video is titled "Israel's Generals Speak," and features some of the Jewish state's top military minds purportedly backing Obama's planned approach to the region.

But on Monday, one of those generals, former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Uzi Dayan told Voice of Israel radio that he had been deceived.

Dayan said that the filmmakers had told him they were making a documentary on what the next US president will have to deal with in the Middle East. Dayan answered their questions fully, only to be surprised when a mere five seconds of what he said appeared in the clip in a way that supports Obama's intention to hold talks with the current Iranian leadership.

Dayan in fact firmly objects to direct, unconditional talks with Iran's leadership.

Former Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy also appeared in the video, and also said that his words were taken grossly out of context.

The clip appears to show Halevy also backing Obama's positions vis-a-vis Iran and other regional threats to Israel, but the former spymaster said that similar remarks praising John McCain and his policies were conspicuously absent.

Halevy declined to answer when the filmmakers asked him who he supported for president, insisting that it was not the place of Israelis to advise Americans on whom they should vote for.

Both Dayan and Halevy have demanded that the JCER remove their segments from the campaign video.

Other Israeli generals appearing in the clip who hold more left-leaning views said they too were deceived by the filmmakers, but did not voice any opposition to it being used as part of Obama's campaign.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: access; ariwallach; ephraimhalevy; israel; jcer; mikmoore; obama

1 posted on 10/06/2008 10:19:39 PM PDT by seastay
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To: seastay; big'ol_freeper; Fudd Fan; tiredoflaundry; WorkerbeeCitizen; Allegra; TheThinker; ...

THIS needs exposure. Pinging a few folks to start with ...


2 posted on 10/06/2008 10:21:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: seastay
Why the surprise?

Obama is for Obama.

Nothing else matters.

Obama loves Obama.

3 posted on 10/06/2008 10:22:36 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: highpockets

Yes. Self love and self adulation being the basis for his rise. He is the perfect anti-Christ type.


4 posted on 10/06/2008 10:24:43 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: seastay

It’s starting to appear as though we ALL need to get used to being duped.


5 posted on 10/06/2008 10:24:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If Barack Hussein Obama is the answer, it must have been a pretty dumb question.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

BTTT


7 posted on 10/06/2008 10:29:46 PM PDT by timestax
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To: seastay
the Jewish Council for Education & Research (JCER), which has made itself part of the Obama campaign

These guys would work to elect Dr. Mengele if he were a Democrat. And then after watching Israel get fireballed a short while later would blame it all on "Bush's policies."

8 posted on 10/06/2008 10:32:25 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: seastay

bump


9 posted on 10/06/2008 10:34:22 PM PDT by Ronzo (Poetry can be a better tool of understanding than tedious scribblings of winners of the Noble Prize)
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To: F15Eagle
Maybe they will turn the mossad loose if obambi is elected?

Them boys don't mess around when wronged...

10 posted on 10/06/2008 10:41:11 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Pray for our side!)
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To: seastay

Liberalism needs lies, or it dies.


12 posted on 10/06/2008 10:52:07 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: MHGinTN

This video DOES NOT need exposure. No matter what the generals say now, it is damaging to McCain if viewed in full.


13 posted on 10/06/2008 11:01:38 PM PDT by parisa
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To: MHGinTN

This video DOES NOT need exposure. No matter what the generals say now, it is damaging to McCain if viewed in full.


14 posted on 10/06/2008 11:02:50 PM PDT by parisa
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To: F15Eagle

“Dayan said that the filmmakers had told him they were making a documentary on what the next US president will have to deal with in the Middle East. Dayan answered their questions fully, only to be surprised when a mere five seconds of what he said appeared in the clip in a way that supports Obama’s intention to hold talks with the current Iranian leadership.”

You have to wonder how smart these military guys are if they didn’t check out the film-makers beforehand...I mean SO MANY people in the media are sympathetic to Israel.... /sarcasm off


15 posted on 10/06/2008 11:10:57 PM PDT by Yehuda (Prayers up for family and FRiends in Galveston and Houston.)
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To: Yehuda

JCER
527 GROUP

The co-Executive Directors of JCER are Mik Moore and Ari Wallach.

Mik has fourteen years of experience working in the often overlapping worlds of communications, politics, and the Jewish community. He is currently on leave from Jewish Funds for Justice, where he serves as Chief Communications Officer. Mik serves on the board of The Jewish Week and is board chair of the Jewish Student Press Service. He studied at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, spent a year in Israel with the Zionist youth movement Young Judaea, and holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.

Ari has been working at the intersection of business, politics and communications for over 12 years. He is currently on leave from the consulting firm of studioBenZion (sBZ) and was formerly VP of Corporate Development at Seed Media Group, where he was responsible for strategic alliances and business development. He serves on the board of the American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS program and has been a past participant of the Hillel Spitzer Forum, The Bronfman Reboot initiative and The Jewish Week’s “The Conversation.” He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by the artist Susan Wallach and the late Raul Wallach.

Ari’s father, a Polish-born partisan with the Jewish underground in W.W. II, was hailed by Sen. Harry Reid as “a national treasure” upon his passing. He holds a B.A. from the University Of California, Berkeley.

Sara Kaplan-Levenson - National Outreach Coordinator
Sara has been working in the fields of health, mental health and health-related research for several years. Her current interests focus on the intersection of health, media, and policy. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University and is pursuing a dual Masters in Public Health and Social Work from Columbia University.

-—http://www.jcer.info/about_us


16 posted on 10/07/2008 12:06:32 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa

from the same page:

“n 2008, JewsVote.org is supporting Sen. Barack Obama for president”


17 posted on 10/07/2008 12:24:02 AM PDT by Yehuda (Prayers up for family and FRiends in Galveston and Houston.)
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To: seastay

More DECIET AND LYING from the “new kind” of politician.


18 posted on 10/07/2008 2:30:03 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: MHGinTN

It was noted by Brit Hume on his Special report last evening


19 posted on 10/07/2008 4:49:38 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: parisa

How so?


20 posted on 10/07/2008 5:24:19 AM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: MHGinTN

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 10/07/2008 5:25:13 AM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; CedarDave; Bahbah

ping


22 posted on 10/07/2008 6:56:19 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (TWO THINGS TO DISLIKE ABOUT OBAMA........HIS FACE!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Hmmm, deceit from the Obamabots. Who could have possibly anticipated that. /s


23 posted on 10/07/2008 7:03:20 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: MHGinTN

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 10/07/2008 12:50:53 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: seastay

Doesn’t say too much for the intelligence of these guys.

We already know Obama is duping folks.


25 posted on 10/07/2008 12:53:03 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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