Washington, D.C. - Despite months of relentless attacks on Barack Obama's commitment to Israel, Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director, Matt Brooks, admitted Saturday that Senator Obama actually has a good voting record on Israel.
As quoted in the Palm Beach Post: "Obama's voting record on issues related to Israel has been 'fine' during his three years in the Senate, Brooks says."
"For fifty years, the pro-Israel community has used voting records as the most important single arbiter of whether a candidate is considered 'pro-Israel' and as the primary predictor of future behaviors," said Ira Forman, National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) Executive Director and longtime political strategist within the Jewish community. "Even the head of the national Jewish Republicans is acknowledging that Senator Obama has a fine record. Perhaps now the conservative smear artists will be shamed into ending the mudslinging," Forman stated.
NJDC contends that both Senators Clinton and Obama are strong supporters of Israel and the special relationship which exists between our two nations. The nonpartisan organization, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which does not endorse candidates, has said, "Senators Clinton, Obama, [and] McCain [...] have demonstrated their support for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship."