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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Former Chair of Democrats Abroad Israel writes devastating anti-Obama op-ed

In an earlier post, I showed you an ad featuring Bryna Franklin, the former Chairperson of Democrats Abroad Israel, who is voting for Mitt Romney this year. Franklin also published a devastating op-ed in Tuesday's Jerusalem Post, in which she expands on why she's voting for Mitt Romney. Here's the part of it that's connected to Israel.
DEMOCRATS BELIEVE in furthering human rights and promoting liberty around the world. But Obama completely misreads the international scene. He called Syria’s Assad a “reformer,” yet has remained silent as Assad slaughters his own people. He abandoned president Hosni Mubarak to the Egyptian mobs. In addition, he allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to take control, not only threatening Israel but also terrorizing Egypt’s minorities.

Nowhere has President Obama failed to live up to Democratic ideals more than in his relationship with democratic Israel. From his creation of “daylight” between our countries to constant public criticism of Israeli policy – does Obama do this to any other country? – Obama has allowed severe deterioration of our special relationship just as Israel and the world face extreme danger.

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S open hostility to Israel’s prime minister, and his insulting true feelings caught on an open microphone, indicate antipathy towards the citizens of Israel. Obama’s administration does not even maintain symbolic gestures: at the recent opening of the United Nations Assembly, the United States sat and listened to the address by the president of Iran, yet Ambassador Rice was absent during the entire presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. This wasn’t lost on the leaders of Israel’s enemies.

Coming from Missouri, I take immense pride that President Truman had the courage, conviction and moral compass to recognize the nascent state of Israel. By comparison, President Obama has steered our relationship to an abysmal low.

In reviewing the above, I see no choice but to switch sides and cast my vote for the Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney, who better embodies our Democratic ideals. I ask you to join me.
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At 11:30 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

They just had the Hadassah convention in Israel. I wish this lady could have given a speech there - they had a big photo of Hillary w/ Netanyahu on their FB. Ugh. Or maybe she did and I just don't know about it.

At 1:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Franklin's premises were wrong from the get-go:

NY Jews did not Vote Democrat for Truman in 1948

Harry Truman's Yom Kippur Surprise (see if you can figure out what's negative about Truman's Israel support in this column)

Better late than never, I suppose.


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