Obama and the Jews

There’s been a bit of friction between Obama and the Jewish population.  Staunch Israel supporter and my very Jewish roommate, Benjamin Singer, linked me to this New York Times opinion piece explaining why Obama will be “good for the Jews.”

It’s a tricky business. But if Israel is your voting priority, then at least ask the right questions about Mr. Obama. Knock off the churlish whispering campaign about what’s in his heart on Israel (what was in Richard Nixon’s heart?) and focus first on what kind of America you think he’d build and second on whether you believe that as president he’d have the smarts, steel and cunning to seize a historic opportunity if it arises.

It’s a good read, especially if you’ve heard some boychiks kvetching and schlepping his name through the drek.

Obama and the Jews – [New York Times]

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