This is another area where the difference between the two candidates could not be greater. Many Jews and Christians care deeply about Israel. If you talk with any about November, the resources below may prove useful.
Earlier this week, Nancy Pelosi stated emphatically that “President Obama … has been [to Israel] over and over again.”
Pelosi’s statement is misleading on two counts. “Over and over again” reads like “three or more” whereas Barack Obama has been to Israel only two times. Both were brief visits when he was a U.S. Senator. He has never been to Israel as President or as a private citizen.
During his 24 hour visit in July 2008, Obama made a speech in which he promised that, if he won the presidential election, he would work “from the minute I’m sworn into office” towards ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
I don’t follow that part of the news very closely, but so far as I’m aware, the situation has not improved one bit in the 3 years and 7 months since the minute Obama was sworn into office. But then we’ve seen in recent blogs how much “work” Obama does not do.
Romney pledges support for Israel [9:13]
This video is long. Basically, Romney told an Israeli audience in Jerusalem that the United States has “a solemn duty and a moral imperative” to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability, while Obama has done nothing to deter Iran’s loudly stated intentions to develop the ability to nuke Israel into a radioactive cloud of dust.
March 4, 2012: Obama spoke to AIPAC and claimed he’s been there for Israel at every critical juncture in his presidency.
Since this is a recent statement on his relationship to Israel while he’s been President, I’m including it for anyone who wants to hear his side of the story. The video (embedded at URL) is long, but the transcript is linked at the page if you prefer to skim that.
Obama and his peeps say he’s a friend to Israel. Rudy Giuliani says he is the “least supportive” U.S. President in history. [2:28]
I’m thinking that if Obama were telling the truth about having been such a big, hot supporter of Israel’s interests, he’d be really popular in Israel now. KWIM? So why is his approval in Israel only 12%? Hmm? Maybe he’s exaggerating or might I even say lying about having done so much for Israel? Noooooooo … Obama lie? ::snort::
This week, Romney is visiting Israel, so naturally Obama is suddenly sending millions in aid money there. (And here I thought we were broke. Ahem.) Is Obama throwing OUR (borrowed from China) money at Israel just a campaign gag? Let me think …
Remember when Ben Nelson sold out his Pro-Life values for a meaningless executive order saying Obama would never allow tax moneys to be used for abortion. Riiiight. And who has been sending money to Planned Parenthood in states that have defunded them? PP is the biggest abortion provider in the country.
Obama himself said, “If you want to know where my heart lies, look no further than what I have done.” I’ve been looking right along and it’s clear to me that what Obama does when he wants something from you bears no resemblance to what he’ll do once he has gotten what he wants out of you.
July 29, 2012: Romney visited the Wailing Wall [2:01]
June 10, 2009: Obama uses the Resolute Desk to publicly disrepect Israel
Chrissy’s Site Bites @ http://news.webshots.com/photo/2751456450056011884hoLpRw
Click on graphic to embiggen.
Answer: It is the capital of Israel.
Question: ….. ???
Israel says Jerusalem is its capital, but it has not been internationally recognized as such. The status of the city, and especially its holy places, remains a core issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Here is Obama’s mealy mouthed, flip-flopping excuse for “policy” on the capital of Israel [1:41]
Here is Romney’s position statement on this issue. [1:21]
Major hat tip with a cane twirl and time step for Pistol Pete who first posted a lot of this stuff for our edification.