“Obama’s…glaring silence has undermined…our commitment to…[Iranian and Syrian] peoples…”

Posted on June 12, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"Our commitment to condemning and confronting terrorism in the world must be matched by an equal commitment to affirm the efforts of oppressed Arab citizens who are taking extraordinary risks to seek true peace, freedom, and democracy. Both in the cases of the Iranian and Syrian popular uprisings, the Obama Administration's glaring silence has undermined the strength of our commitment to freedom and solidarity with those peoples who are yearning to breathe free. And every terrorist group in the world takes note of that silence – whether Hamas, Hezbollah, or terrorist regimes like Iran.”

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“Israeli peace with Hamas is impossible…”

Posted on June 12, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“No country can be expected to conduct peace negotiations with a terrorist organization dedicated to its destruction, or with a Palestinian governmental authority that joins forces with such a terrorist organization. Because Hamas has not changed, an Israeli peace with Hamas is impossible. Twenty years of hopes for the modern peace process cannot change this fundamental reality. It also means that entering into peace negotiations with any organization that includes Hamas is a fool’s errand.  It is something that no friend of Israel should ever ask Israel to do.”

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“Never, ever underestimate the hold that Israel has on the American heart.”

Posted on June 11, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"If Israel disarmed today, there would be no Israel tomorrow.  But if Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist groups disarmed today, then tomorrow we would have peace in the Middle East.While our challenge today will likely not meet with such a simple solution, our commitment to Israel's protection remains as staunch as it has been from the moment of Israel's birth.And I would also say this to the brave people of Israel:  Never, ever underestimate the hold that Israel has on the American heart."

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“The so-called right of return is a historically impossible demand,...a demographic disaster.”

Posted on June 11, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"The United States should also explicitly reject the concept of a "right of return” for Palestinian refugees.  The so-called right of return is a historically impossible demand that would be a demographic disaster and mean the end of a Jewish State of Israel. We are for a right to prosperity, a right to freedom, a right to the rule of law, and a right to private property.  We must be totally opposed to a right of return.    This means that the Palestinian refugee problem must be resolved outside the borders of Israel by the Palestinian government after Palestinian statehood has...

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“...only three Iranian nuclear weapons…would bring about the equivalent of a second Holocaust.”

Posted on June 11, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"The Iranian dictatorship is steadily and methodically developing nuclear weapons.  All the world's diplomatic meetings and four rounds of U.N. sanctions have not slowed the Iranian dictatorship down a single day.The Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been very open and explicit about his desire to wipe Israel off the map.  When you realize that only three Iranian nuclear weapons deployed against Israel would bring about the equivalent of a second Holocaust, you have to take his words seriously."

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“Accepting [the 1967 lines] would be a suicidal step for Israel.”

Posted on June 11, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"In his recent speeches, President Obama also called for Israel to accept the 1967 lines as the beginning of peace negotiations. He went to great lengths to have us all believe that what he said at the State Department and later at AIPAC was no different than what other American presidents have declared as official policy.Unfortunately, that’s just not true. President Obama has in fact called for a remarkable shift in U.S. policy regarding the peace process. He wants Israel to accept the indefensible lines of 1967 as the starting point of negotiations.Accepting such a proposal would be a suicidal...

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“Tell the truth about terrorism, be honest about the publicly stated goals of our common enemies.”

Posted on June 11, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"Today the greatest obstacle toward achieving a real and lasting peace is not the strength of the enemy or the unwillingness of Israel to make great sacrifices for the sake of peace, but an inability on the part of the Obama Administration and certain other world leaders to tell the truth about terrorism, be honest about the publicly stated goals of our common enemies, and devise policies appropriate to an honest accounting of reality.Recall that during Congressional testimony last year, Attorney General Holder was repeatedly asked and yet could not bring himself to say that the ideology of radical Islamism...

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“There is a greater dangerous part of the Muslim faith”

Posted on June 08, 2011 in Campaign Statements

  Beck: “Are you saying that Muslims have to prove that, that there has to be some loyalty proof” Cain: “yes, to the constitution of the United States of America” Beck: “Would you do that to a catholic or would you do that to a Mormon?” Cain: “Nope! Nope! I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t. Because there is a greater dangerous part of the Muslim faith”

Beck: “Are you saying that Muslims have to prove that, that there has to be some loyalty proof”

Cain: “yes, to the constitution of the United States of America”

Beck: “Would...

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Could Obama lose Arab-American voters over Israel?

Posted by on June 07, 2011 in News Clips

There's been a lot of media coverage in recent weeks looking at whether President Obama will lose American Jewish support because of his policies on Israel-Palestine, particularly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's contentious visit to the U.S.But a question that is rarely if ever asked is whether Obama could lose Arab-American support over his Mideast policy. One poll last year suggests that this community -- which has a significant presence in a few key presidential states like Michigan and overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008 -- is unhappy with the president's handling of the Mideast conflict.As of 2009, there were 1.5...

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Salon: Could Obama Lose Arab American Voters Over Israel?

Posted by on June 07, 2011 in Blog

In an article that examines the impact of President Obama's Mideast policy on Arab American voters, Salon's Justin Elliott takes on an often ignored concern.  Elliott states, "While the media focus has been on Jewish Americans, this community is less than pleased with Obama's Mideast policy."  Elliott talked with AAI President Jim Zogby and sites AAI polling.  Click here to read the full article.  What do you think? Where are you at as compared to 2008?    

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