Skip to comments.Jewish Donors Warn Obama on Israel .
Posted on 05/19/2011 10:45:18 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
Jewish donors and fund-raisers are warning the Obama re-election campaign that the president is at risk of losing financial support because of concerns about his handling of Israel.
The complaints began early in President Barack Obama's term, centered on a perception that Mr. Obama has been too tough on Israel.
Some Jewish donors say Mr. Obama has pushed Israeli leaders too hard to halt construction of housing settlements in disputed territory, a longstanding element of U.S. policy. Some also worry that Mr. Obama is putting more pressure on the Israelis than the Palestinians to enter peace negotiations, and say they are disappointed Mr. Obama has not visited Israel yet.
One top Democratic fund-raiser, Miami developer Michael Adler, said he urged Obama campaign manager Jim Messina to be "extremely proactive" in countering the perception in the Jewish community that Mr. Obama is too critical of Israel.
He said his conversations with Mr. Messina were aimed at addressing the problems up front. "This was going around finding out what our weaknesses are so we can run the best campaign," said Mr. Adler, who hosted a fund-raiser at his home for Mr. Obama earlier this year.
"Good friends tell you how you can improve. They don't tell you 'everything's great' and then you find out nobody buys the food in your restaurants," he said.
It is difficult to assess how widespread the complaints are. Many Jews support Mr. Obama's approach to the Middle East, and his domestic agenda. But Jewish fund-raisers for Mr. Obama say they regularly hear discontent among some supporters.
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Most Jewish Americans are not Zionist.
“Eunuchs with gonads...”
A huge number in both the House and the Senate rely on Jewish political donations.
The eunuchs ignore those donors, they can kiss their re-elections goodbye.
Yawn. Wait ‘til 2012. They’ll all be back on board. All it takes is a promise or two.
Neither was Bin Laden.................
You are right about that. Methinks that even with Obama’s hatred of Israel the majority of Jews will still contribute to his campaign.
“Neither was Bin Laden....”
But I suspect Obama isn’t as smart as folks imagine. He will overplay his hand. Politics in Muslim Africa is a blood sport with death to the loser.
If anybody was unconvinced that he is a muslim, they should be convinced now..................
Yes and for the life of me, it’s something I’ll never understand!
I may get in trouble for saying this, but Jewish supporters of Obama are no better than the Kapos in the concentration camps. Selling out their own to save themselves (Just like "Spooky Dude").
Most Americans have never learned that many liberal Jews supported Hitler’s rise to power. I’m afraid the American branch will provide the powder to blow their people to Hell.
Jews will still reelect the Liar-In-Chief for another four miserable years. They’re LIBERALS before they are Jews. Liberalism is a religion, and they seem to have renounced their Jewish religion and have taken up with LIBERALISM. There will be nothing left of America by 2016.
Neo-Kapos for Obama.
"countering the perception." NOTE: He did not say Obama needs to change his anti-Israel attitude. Obama political operatives want to convince "the Jewish community" that making Israel commit suicide is a good thing.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D., Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the speech on Sunday should help set the record straight. "There's nothing like hearing it straight from the president of the United Stateshis expression that he is strongly pro-Israel."
BARF! Obama wants Israel to make itself vulnerable to missile and ground attacks, but we should take his word for it that he is "pro-Israel." After all, she has a Jewish name.
I don’t understand the Jews...for being so smart their instinct for survival seems to have been short circuited by liberalism.
Rahm is dealing with potholes now.
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