US President Barack Obama

US Jewish group warns: Obama will abandon Israel

'Emergency Committee for Israel' releases video meant to convince American Jews not to support US president in coming elections

WASHINGTON – The "Emergency Committee for Israel," a right-wing organization formed with aim of swaying the Jewish vote away from US President Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential elections, is now circulating a video which the group says proves that the US president's pledge to stand by Israel is false.


The "Emergency Committee for Israel" was formed by Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, who is considered one of the heads of the neo-conservative movement in the US, and Evangelist leader Gary Bauer.


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The non-profit organization state that it "seeks to provide citizens with the facts they need to be sure that their public officials are supporting a strong US-Israel relationship



"The Committee’s mission is to educate the public about the serious challenges to Israel's security and about what elected officials in this country are doing and should do in order to meet those challenges," the group's website states.


In the video, which the Committee says is a documentary, Bauer says that "I’ll be brutally honest: I don't trust the president on Israel," adding that the American president will abandon Israel is a future conflict with Iran.


The video, which got over 200,000 YouTube hits in its first week alone, has become the proverbial political ram against J-Street – the left-wing liberal organization which advocates support for Obama's position – increase diplomatic pressure on the Islamic Republic, but avoid a military campaign.


A New York Times article about the fight for the Jewish vote in the upcoming presidential election described the video as a "slickly produced" by the Committee, against the Rival J-Street.


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) told the NYT that when in comes to the Iranian threat "It's not about Israel, it's about the US. It's about our interests in the region. There have been a lot of conflicting messages coming out of the White House."


J-Street is set to hold its annual convention in Washington, this weekend.



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