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GOP Jews Blast Obama's Israel Policy with Democrat Sound Bites

Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) web ad responds to Obama's defense of Israel policy at AIPAC.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 3/13/2012, 9:27 AM

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has released a web ad in response to President Barack Obama's defense of his Israel policy in his speech before AIPAC  nine days ago. Titled “Deeds,” the web ad features leading Democrats who have been highly critical of Obama’s positions on Israel.

During President Obama’s speech at the recent AIPAC policy conference, he said of Israel, “But as you examine my commitment, you don’t just have to count on my words. You can look at my deeds.”

The RJC’s ad answers Obama by bringing sound bites of top Democratic leaders expressing concern over Obama's behavior vis-à-vis Israel.

Rep. Eliot Engel is seen rebuking Obama after the president's Middle East speech in May, 2011 in which he called on Israel to withdraw to the 1949-1967 armistice lines. "Everyone knows that the 1967 lines are simply indefensible for Israel, and for the president to emphasize that was a very big mistake," Engel said.

Other sound bites feature Rep. Steny Hoyer, Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Chuck Schumer blasting Obama's Israel policy and his treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Mayor Ed Koch is seen saying: "I do believe that the President has embarked upon changing the foreign policy of the United States by 'dissing' the state of Israel as he did at the White House with Prime Minister Netanyahu."