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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fiorina rips Obama on Israel

In the hotly contested California Republican Senatorial primary race, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has ripped the Obama administration for its handling of the Ramat Shlomo affair. She has also called on the Senator against whom she hopes to run in the general election - Barbara Boxer (D) - to distance herself from Obama's positions on the issue (Hat Tip: Michael F).
"Today, I am calling on Barbara Boxer to add her voice to those in the Senate who have challenged the administration on this matter," she said.

Boxer spokesman Zachary Coile said in an e-mail response that the senator "has always supported Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel."

"She was a lead backer of the Iran Sanctions Act and now she is leading a bipartisan effort to communicate to the administration the Senate's strong support for Israel and a fair peace process," Coile said.

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO said Boxer has challenged Obama on Afghanistan and health care, so "she cannot now withhold from challenging the administration on something of great importance, our friendship and alliance with the state of Israel."


In her speech, Fiorina downplayed the Israeli construction approval, repeatedly calling it a "zoning decision."

Fiorina for weeks has tried to position herself as an ardent defender of Israel in her GOP primary campaign against former Rep. Tom Campbell and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

Fiorina has attacked Campbell, the early front-runner, for two 1990 congressional votes against $30 million in aid to Israel and recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Campbell said he voted against the aid bill because it would have taken away money from African relief projects. He said he voted against the Jerusalem bill because it was a Democratic attempt to embarrass GOP President George H.W. Bush, who requested that he vote no.


At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fiorina is just playing this for the election. She's the lesser of 2 or 3 evils.

Some reminders about Fiorina from Debbie Schlussel.

In all honesty, the choice of candidates stinks.

At 10:54 PM, Blogger Mike Dugas said...

I hope you don't consider Chuck DeVore among your 2 or 3 evils.
He is by and far the best candidate though that in no way means a victory
in Cali.
Or are you saying you're a Boxer supporter? If so then there is nothing to discuss because you would be supporting an insane individual with no moral center or compass.

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Rav Dov Fischer said...

Carly Fiorina will be an absolute disaster for Israel. When push comes to shove, she would be a vote to close down every last Jewish apartment in East Jerusalem. Everything in her public record and career, down to her personal friendship with Jesse Jackson, points to disaster. Please see my carefully documented analysis at: www.rabbidov.com/fiorina

Meanwhile, in the same race, Chuck DeVore has issued an extraordinarily insightful and comprehensive Middle East Position Paper on Israel that reflects enormous knowledge and sensitivity to Israel. Please see:


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