Monday, November 7, 2011

JFNAGA Day 1 #1 - DNC chair: Defend Obama's record on Israel

(via JTA, the Forward). Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National comittiee leader, urged Jewish leaders to push back against what she said were "deliberate distortions" of President Obama's Israel record.

“Many of you received mails distorting the President’s record on Israel,” she said, referring to email blasts addressed to Jewish.

Wasserman Schultz ticked off actions Obama has taken to strengthen Israel’s security and his strong stance against a Palestinian drive for statehood in the U.N. She called on the audience to “spread the truth” and speak out within the community against attempts to attack Obama on the issue of Israel.

"Israel should never be used as a political football," she said.

The appeal says Nathan Gutman, was greeted by unenthusiastic applause, but no boos, either.