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N.Y. Sun: Obama's Stance on Israel Should Be Welcomed, Not Attacked

By Daniel Treiman

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The decidedly right-wing New York Sun — a fervent defender of Israel that’s hawkish on the Mideast and bearish on prospects for peace with the Palestiniansis defending Barack Obama from Republican charges that he’s weak when it comes to supporting Israel.

The Sun’s editorialist writes:

New York Republicans, according to an article in the New York Post yesterday, are preparing to attack Senator Obama for his supposed lack of support for Israel. “Obama’s commitment to Israel is open to question, and that would help us with Jews,” the Post quotes a “prominent New York Republican” as saying. We’re no shills for Mr. Obama, but these Republicans haven’t checked their facts. At least by our lights, Mr. Obama’s commitment to Israel, as he has articulated it so far in his campaign, is quite moving and a tribute to the broad, bipartisan support that the Jewish state has in America.

Read the full editorial here.

Hat tip: JTA


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