Op-Ed: King’s pro-Israel legacy should guide Obama | JTA – Jewish & Israel News

I really hope my earlier post about Obama is wrong. It would be great if he’s half the president he says he’s going to be.

Pro-Israel supporters should take comfort in the pronouncements by President-elect Obama and key figures in his administration. Obama himself has already affirmed his pledge to pursue aggressively an end to the conflict upon taking the oath of office.

Additionally, when visiting Sderot last July, then-candidate Obama said he would do whatever he could to protect his daughters if they were threatened by rocket attacks. His top political adviser, David Axelrod, has been quoted as saying, “when bombs are raining down on your citizens there is an urge to respond and act to put an end to that. That’s what [Obama] believes.” Axelrod has said also that the Obama administration plans to work closely with Israel, which he called Washington’s “most important ally in the region.”

via Op-Ed: King’s pro-Israel legacy should guide Obama | JTA – Jewish & Israel News.

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