Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the New York Post Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama's flip-flop on the status of Jerusalem shows ambiguity that is "of grave concern." Sen. Obama told the pro-Israel group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) earlier this year that Jerusalem should be the "undivided capital of Israel."
The next day he backtracked, following Arab protests, and said that it is up to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to determine the status of the city. He later clarified his stand even further, saying he really meant that the city should not be divided by barbed wire, as it was during the Jordanian occupation of eastern Jerusalem between 1949 and 1967.
Giuliani said Sen. Obama's ambiguity "either comes from deeply held views that he has or lack of experience, one or the other. But in either case, he's too close to the presidency not to have formed views about this that don't require having to explain it two or three different times."