Hotline on Call: Sabotage?

Hotline on Call


The New York Post reported last night that Jesse Jackson told a World Policy Forum audience in France last week that if Barack Obama is elected the U.S. will no longer make Israel’s needs paramount to the nation’s foreign policy. Zionists, Jackson said, will “lose a great deal of clout” if Obama wins office.

Obama’s national security spokesperson, Wendy Morigi, pushed back, saying that Jackson has no formal position with the campaign and doesn’t speak for the candidate. She called his remarks about Obama’s Israel position “false charges.”

“Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is not an adviser to the Obama campaign and is therefore in no position to interpret or share Barack Obama’s views on Israel and foreign policy. As he has made clear throughout his career and throughout this campaign, Barack Obama has a fundamental commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and he is advised by people like Dennis Ross, Daniel Kurtzer, Rep. Robert Wexler, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Senator Joe Biden who share that commitment. As President, he will ensure that Israel can defend itself from every threat it faces, stand with Israel in its quest for a secure peace with its neighbors, and use all elements of American power to end Iran’s illicit nuclear program. No false charges can change Barack Obama’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.”

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