On Wednesday, June 15 the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama spoke at the AIPAC, American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Surrounding his long campaign has been the question on many Jewish voters’ minds: is Barack Obama good for the State of Israel? He has been criticized for saying he would talk with leaders of hostile nations such as Ahmadinejad and the policy has questioned his commitment to Israel. During his speech Obama stated that the War in Iraq has made Iran stronger and the United States and Israel less secure. Obama said that he “will never compromise when it comes to Israel’s security”. During his speech Obama showed his commitment to protecting America and Israel from foreign threats. Hopefully now that Obama has throughout his campaign has pledged his support to the state of Israel, Jewish voters will be able to make the choice of who to vote for based on other issues besides for Israel. It is also interesting to note that Hilary Clinton, a candidate that many Jews thought would be a good friend to Israel, told the audience at the conference that Obama “will be a good friend to Israel”.
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