Friday, January 20, 2012

Obama campaign unveils video: 'America and Israel: An Unbreakable Bond' with testimonials from Israeli leaders

JTA reports:

President Obama's reelection campaign unveiled a video featuring testimonials from Israeli leaders a day after he raised $500,000 from Jewish donors.

The video, e-blasted Friday to Jewish supporters by David Axelrod, a top campaign official, intersperses speeches by Obama to Jewish audiences and at the United Nations with testimonials culled from news broadcasts.

Among those speaking are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli ambassador to Washington Michael Oren, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, President Shimon Peres and former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy.

Much of the seven-minute video addresses the close security relationship between the countries, although portions -- notably Oren's comments -- say there is agreement also on Middle East peace talks.