I thought this important to make sure I posted and commented on it...
watching Obama's speech made this morning at the AIPAC 2012 conference
on YouTube now! He is definitely working hard to get the Jewish vote! I
will say that as president, the rhetoric is way different than his
actions toward Israel. He has done more behind the scenes for the STATE
OF ISRAEL than other president has. He understands how vital the
relationship between Israel and the U.S is! I applaud him for going public with what he has done.
Unfortunately, the "Arab Spring" did not end up the way we
expected. It only overthrew one terrible regime for another. It's hard
to believe that people fought and lost their lives to allow for
democracy in these countries to end up with a so-called democratic vote
that only brought in more extreme regimes. These regimes will only
further persecute their people and ruin any bonds made with past
governments and their neighbors including Israel and the United States.
A 2 state solution will benefit Israel and has been backed
up by the United States, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Shimon Perez.
Quotes from Obama's speech:
1) "Speak softly and carry a big stick" President Obama quoted Theodore
Roosevelt to explain what the United States role should be now. As Harry Truman understood, Israel's story is one of hope!
2) "In the past I have shared in this forum just why those bonds are so
personal for me. Stories of an uncle that helped liberate Buchenwald to
my memories of returning their with Elie Wiesel. From sharing books
with Shimon Perez to sharing seders with my young staff with the
tradition that started out on the campaign trail that continues in the
White House." 3) "The concept of TIKKUN OLAM that has guided and enriched my life"
4) "Their is no shortage of speeches on the friendship of the United
States and Israel. Look no further than the Proverb " A man is judged by
his deeds, not his words" explaining that Obama's words are a lot
different than the actions he has taken!