Obama: 'Unshakable commitment' to Israel
Chicago Tribune
23-May-2008 (5 comments)

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Barack Obama went to a synagogue in South Florida on Thursday to pledge unwavering support for Israel's security as he sought to assuage Jewish concerns about his foreign policy views and strengthen his support within a crucial Democratic constituency in this swing political state.

The Illinois senator, the leading Democratic presidential contender, provided assurances of traditional positions on relations with Israel, promising an "unshakable commitment" to its security, praising the bond between the U.S. and Israel and declaring he would not negotiate with Hamas and Hezbollah, groups the U.S. considers terrorist organizations.

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What does one expect from a country who has to pay homage to

by Anonymous-2 (not verified) on

Israel before its own citizens?

No one has the right to critize Israel, including the President of the U.S., no one -

Didn't you all read the
Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism:A Report Provided to the United States Congress
It makes it punishable to state anything against Israel, against the Talmud, to question the power of AIPAC, to even discuss negatively any history in which the Jews were involved, or to even mention the term "Zionist Conspiracy", etc.,. etc.,. etc.,.

This was passed into law by the U.S. Congress in 2004 and there has been ZERO publicity about it. The Law stinks of racism and totalitarianism, and makes a complete mockery of the concept of free speech.


U.S. Department of State

Tom Lantos, 1928-2008
In memory of Tom Lantos, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, a leader of moral force and a champion of human rights. As the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, he attested with uncommon eloquence to a truth based on unspeakable experience: promoting tolerance is essential to building a world of freedom and peace.

May every conscience remember that anti-Semitism is always wrong and is always dangerous, may every voice speak out against anti-Semitism, and may all of us have the civic courage to take action against anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance whenever and wherever they arise.

"The Jewish people have seen, over the years and over the centuries, that hate prepares the way for violence. The refusal to expose and confront intolerance can lead to crimes beyond imagining. So we have a duty to expose and confront anti-Semitism, wherever it is found.”

President George W. Bush
May 18, 2004
Washington, D.C.

“Gathered in this place we are reminded that such immense cruelty did not happen in a far-away, uncivilized corner of the world, but rather in the very heart of the civilized world.…The story of the [concentration] camps reminds us that evil is real, and must be called by its name, and must be confronted. We are reminded that anti-Semitism may begin with words, but rarely stops with words...and the message of intolerance and hatred must be opposed before it turns into acts of horror.”
Vice-President Richard B. Cheney
January 27, 2005
Krakow, Poland

Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism Report
Released by the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism,
U.S. Department of State

Dear Reader:

Anti-Semitism is one of the oldest forms of malicious intolerance and violates the precepts of human dignity and equality that are fundamental to a free and peaceful society.

History has shown that wherever anti-Semitism has gone unchecked, the persecution of others has been present or not far behind.

Defeating anti-Semitism must be a cause of great importance not only for Jews, but for all people who value humanity and justice and want to live in a more tolerant, peaceful world. Together, we must continue our efforts to monitor and combat anti-Semitism in all of its forms wherever and whenever it occurs.


Gregg J. Rickman,
Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism


Control vs. contribution

by mehdi Mazloom (not verified) on

Compared to their population, Jews per capita contribute more then any ethnic or religious group to US.
Look at the most prominent economists, Physicists, doctors, art & Music, Lawyers, civil right leaders, etc. They are Jews, who have contributed to US prestige and Nobel Laureates. Everywhere Jews live, they increase the standard of living in the communities in which they live.

Americans do recognize this fact and respond to it.

David ET

What a RECIST title to chose for this news !!!!

by David ET on

Obama is committed to security and integrity of Israel. Israel is a member nation of UN recognized by the world and its safety against likes of Hamas , Hezbollah and Ahamdinejad's must be defended.

Obama stated that he will not negotiate with Hamas until they recognize Israel which is the right position.

Obama stated that the threat of Islamic Republic Regime is real which is also accurate..

Obama in this speech supported a country for Palestinians side by side with Israel in peace.

The slogans aside, I see nothing wrong with his positions. Actually he always had these positions and nothing has changed in his policy regarding this subject.

Obama for president



by gol-dust on

Of course, if he doesn't convince them, he would be dead before arrvial! Nobody can be in congess or the white house without their support! He is new, and he is going to learn how to listen to them very soon! They are the economical and political machine that runs the US.


I am sick of all candidates

by Universe (not verified) on

I am sick of all candidates kissing up to the Jew lobbying so they can stay in the race.