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October 27, 2004
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If you worry about Israel's survival, please vote for President Bush on Tuesday 11/2/2004

Many American journalists, politicians, and others who support Israel in her struggle against Islamic Supremacists are today calling for the re-election of President Bush in the US elections that will be held on Tuesday November 2nd, 2004:

Israel's closest friends have been warning that a Kerry Administration would put undue pressure on the state of Israel. These supporters include Democrats and Republicans, Administration critics and allies alike; what the analysts all have in common is one thing: strong support for and concern a democratic and secure Israel.

First, Martin Peretz warned that Kerry had no history of standing up to Kerry's friends, and Israel's critics, the European Union and the United Nations:

  • "So why am I still exercised about Kerry? It's the ramifications of his foreign policy in general, especially his fixation on the United Nations as the arbiter of international legitimacy, proctor of that 'global test.' Save for the U.S. veto in the Security Council, Israel loses every struggle at the United Nations against lopsided majorities. I've searched to find one time when Kerry even candidate Kerry criticized a U.N. action or statement against Israel. I've come up empty. Nor has he defended Israel against the European Union's continuous hectoring." (Martin Peretz, "Bush's Empathy For The Government In Israel Is Remarkable," The Miami Herald, 10/22/04)

Next, Charles Krauthammer explained how Kerry's largest bargaining chip in his attempt to appease the "international community" would be increased pressure on Israel:

  • "You want to appease the "international community"? Sacrifice Israel. Gradually, of course, and always under the guise of "peace." Apply relentless pressure on Israel to make concessions to a Palestinian leadership that has proved (at Camp David in 2000) it will never make peace. The allies will appreciate that. Then turn around and say to them: We're doing our part (against Israel), now you do yours (in Iraq). If Kerry is elected, the pressure on Israel will begin on day one." (Charles Krauthammer, "Sacrificing Israel," The Washington Post, 10/22/04)

[...] President Bush has been a strong and steadfast supporter of Israel since the beginning of his Administration. In his groundbreaking address from the Rose Garden on June 24, 2002, he explained the need for Israel to have a responsible negotiating partner and that his priority would always remain a safe and secure Israel. Israel's friends are warning you. Kerry's advisors are telling you. Now is the time to listen.

I copy below more opinions from others who support Israel and are calling for the re-election of President Bush. Thanks to reader RS for the tip.

Listen to Israel's Friends and Kerry's Advisors
Email sent by reader RS to FactsOfIsrael.com, 10/27/2004


Israel's closest friends have been warning that a Kerry Administration would put undue pressure on the state of Israel.  These supporters include Democrats and Republicans, Administration critics and allies alike; what the analysts all have in common is one thing: strong support for and concern a democratic and secure Israel.

First, Martin Peretz warned that Kerry had no history of standing up to Kerry's friends, and Israel's critics, the European Union and the United Nations:

  • "So why am I still exercised about Kerry?  It's the ramifications of his foreign policy in general, especially his fixation on the United Nations as the arbiter of international legitimacy, proctor of that 'global test.'  Save for the U.S. veto in the Security Council, Israel loses every struggle at the United Nations against lopsided majorities. I've searched to find one time when Kerry even candidate Kerry criticized a U.N. action or statement against Israel. I've come up empty. Nor has he defended Israel against the European Union's continuous hectoring." (Martin Peretz, "Bush's Empathy For The Government In Israel Is Remarkable," The Miami Herald, 10/22/04)

Next, Charles Krauthammer explained how Kerry's largest bargaining chip in his attempt to appease the "international community" would be increased pressure on Israel:

  • "You want to appease the "international community"? Sacrifice Israel. Gradually, of course, and always under the guise of "peace." Apply relentless pressure on Israel to make concessions to a Palestinian leadership that has proved (at Camp David in 2000) it will never make peace.  The allies will appreciate that. Then turn around and say to them: We're doing our part (against Israel), now you do yours (in Iraq). If Kerry is elected, the pressure on Israel will begin on day one." (Charles Krauthammer, "Sacrificing Israel," The Washington Post, 10/22/04)

Then, New York Times Columnist William Safire how the essence of Kerry's foreign policy is based on the notion that the United States will have to pressure Israel:

  • "Kerry can legitimately point to dozens of pro-Israel votes. But the essence of his foreign policy - to rely on alliances with France, Germany, Russia and the U.N. to combat terror and enforce the peace - requires accommodation with the central demand of these Arab-influenced entities to lean heavily on Israel to make the very concessions Kerry now says he's against. No Kerry heat on Israel, no grand new global alliance."  (William Safire, "Arab and Jewish Votes," New York Times, 10/25/04)

Safire also described how Arab American voters, were overwhelmingly supporting Kerry because they disagree with President Bush's steadfast support for Israel:

  • "Today, according to the Zogby poll, American Muslim voters are going 10 to 1 in the opposite political direction - for John Kerry over Bush. Not only do they see Bush's Patriot Act as discriminatory, most of these Americans dislike the president's unwavering support of Israel - including his backing of Ariel Sharon's security fence and the diplomatic isolation of Yasir Arafat." (William Safire, "Arab and Jewish Votes," New York Times, 10/25/04)

Kerry's very own top foreign policy advisers, Richard Holbrooke, says one of the first acts of the Kerry Administration would be to increase pressure on Israel:

  • "He'd put more pressure on Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia above all." (Richard Holbrooke, Bill O'Reilly Show, 10/22/04)

President Bush has been a strong and steadfast supporter of Israel since the beginning of his Administration.  In his groundbreaking address from the Rose Garden on June 24, 2002, he explained the need for Israel to have a responsible negotiating partner and that his priority would always remain a safe and secure Israel.  Israel's friends are warning you.  Kerry's advisors are telling you.  Now is the time to listen.

 

Posted by David Melle at October 27, 2004 01:06 PM
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