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Marty Peretz: Obama's Kosher on Israel

By Daniel Treiman

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Barack Obama has managed to elicit widespread concern among the pro-Israel community, concerns that he and his campaign have worked hard to allay, but with mixed results. That’s why I bet his campaign’s pretty pleased to have New Republic editor Marty Peretz — someone whose passion for defending Israel (and badmouthing the Palestinians) is beyond dispute — giving him his hechsher.


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pw zeldin Thu. Jan 31, 2008

Below are two videos of Jewish Community Leaders speaking about their support for Senator Barack Obama. Their moving and heartfelt messages are worthy of watching – 60 seconds – and speak to the strong support for Senator Obama in the Illinois Jewish community, those that know him BEST. Please pass these on to all who would be interested. Rabbi Sam Gordon- http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1396550069 Lee Rosenberg – http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1398270075




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