Daylight: New film blasts Obama’s Israel record

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Daylight: New film blasts Obama’s Israel record

EDITOR'S NOTE: It is obvious how, through the myopic vision of the Kochs and Zionism, such a video would be perceived, as intended, as anti-Obama and severely critical of his decisions and activities… yet, seen from this side of the fence, with a bit broader scope, how it backfires and probably does more damage to the Zionist cause than to the pro Obama movement, which almost makes him look "Good."

Of course, the Mainstream Media, owned in body and spirit, by the Zionists, have missed all of this and taken the Zionist view exclusively, without question or comment.

This Mainstream view, however, seems to have developed some recent cracks,and a bit of light might appear to be shining in on the subject however.

By Josh Rogin / FP

One day before the AIPAC conference kicks off in Washington, an anti-Obama pro-Israel group widens its criticism of President Barack Obama's record on Israel — while the White House defends its treatment of the relationship.

The trailer for a new 30-minute video, entitled "Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel," cuts together clips of Obama quotes and outside commentary to put forth the narrative that Obama has made statements and taken actions as president that have put him out of step with the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters.

(UPDATE: Now you can watch the entire 30 minute video here.)

"We believe that that the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines," Obama is shown saying, a reference to his May, 2011 speech, where he for the first time explicitly defined U.S. policy as supporting the 1967 borders with agreed swaps as the basis for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

"He didn't quite have a full grasp of what the full region looks like," conservative journalist Lee Smith is shown saying in the video. "This is not how you treat an ally."

The ad goes beyond the Israeli issue to suggest that the president is too solicitous of Muslim concerns. The end of the trailer shows Obama saying, "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer," a clip from his town hall meeting with Turkish students in Istanbul in April 2009.

The video was produced by the group the Emergency Committee for Israel, which has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on its pre-AIPAC publicity campaign, including posters and billboards all over Washington that question Obama's commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

"He says a nuclear Iran is unacceptable. Do you believe him?" the posters read. Then, next to a picture of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini and President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, it says, "Do they?"

ECI is run by executive director Noah Pollak and Michael Goldfarb, a former McCain-Palin staffer now working at the consulting firm Orion Strategies and as chairman of the board of the Washington Free Beacon, an new conservative website.

"Obama says a nuclear Iran is unacceptable," Pollak told The Cable today. "We hope he means what he says, but the recent statements from his administration, his contentious relationship with the Israeli government, and his consistent efforts to weaken congressional sanctions don't inspire confidence."

The ECI board is comprised of Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, Gary Bauer, who has endorsed Rick Santorum, and Rachel Abrams, the wife of former NSC official Elliott Abrams, and the author of the controversial Israel-focused blog "Bad Rachel." The group is also the only Israel-focused advocacy organization to have formed a SuperPAC in the run up to the 2012 election.

As part of its pre-AIPAC activity, ECI took out a full page ad in the New York Times yesterday calling out donors for supporting two liberal advocacy organizations in Washington, the Center for American Progress and Media Matters, and accusing those donors of "funding bigotry and anti-Israel extremism."

Pollak also said that the video, billboards, and ads happen to refute a pre-AIPAC interview Obama gave to The Atlantic, in which Obama expressed frustration with the attacks coming from conservative lawmakers and groups like ECI that claim he is not pro-Israel.

"Every single commitment I have made to the state of Israel and its security, I have kept," Obama said. "Why is it that despite me never failing to support Israel on every single problem that they've had over the last three years, that there are still questions about that?"

"Obama said today he doesn't understand why there are questions about his record of support for Israel," Pollak said. "We think this movie will set the record straight, and remind pro-Israel Americans of the facts of this administration's failure to stand with Israel at some critical moments."

Here is the full video:

Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel

By the Emergency Committee for Israel: Barack Obama ran for president as a pro-Israel candidate — but his record tells a different story.

Uploaded: www.CommitteeForIsrael.com.

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Chase March 25, 2012 at 12:27 am - Reply

    There was a time when our president called for a non nuclear Israel. Israel said, "FU, and did it anyway."
    Oh, that president took a bullet in the head, John Kennedy.

  2. rosemerry March 26, 2012 at 7:52 am - Reply

     Obama really tries, but it is NEVER ENOUGH. You have to be a complete slave to Israel. Despite all his efforts, Obama has much more obsequious competitors.
    How can the US population put up with this? It is not even good for Israel, as it would alienate any rational person. I could not watch the video.

  3. Shloma March 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I think Obama once was aked "Do you know any country in ME that has Weapons of Mass Distruction?"  – He didn't reply. (He knows that Isreal has nuclear arsenal). I don't have a respect for a country that puts your religion on your passport, that doesn't allow you to marry a Jewish citizen if you're Arab. A country that kills unarmed kids. Nor i support terrorists, which are minority in the Islam world. THank God that there are many Jewish brothers and sisters that don't support the government of Israel. Peace, my arab brothers and sisters.

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