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Published on: May 17, 2010 09:31 PM
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Washington - President Barack Obama is meeting with Jewish Democrats in Congress on Tuesday to discuss U.S.-Israeli relations.

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The meeting, which the White House announced Monday, comes as U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are resuming. That follows a diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Israel in March when an Israeli panel announced construction plans in contested east Jerusalem in the middle of a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama has faced some skepticism from the Jewish community over his commitment to Israel, although the president has reiterated his support for the country and for establishing an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.

The president called the meeting, his first with Jewish Democratic lawmakers as a group.


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 May 17, 2010 at 09:41 PM dovid Says:

these jewish democrats are just as leftist and pro arabs like obama. we should never vote for them . this democratic party has been taken over by anti israel leftist no diff. if they are jewish or black etc.they are all against anything we stand for.

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 May 17, 2010 at 09:45 PM Anonymous Says:

Now that Obama has taken care of speech control, he is moving onto thought control....

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 May 17, 2010 at 09:52 PM Anonymous Says:

he is going to say how much he loves israel
talk talk talk talk talk
no one will listen

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 May 17, 2010 at 09:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
dovid Says:

these jewish democrats are just as leftist and pro arabs like obama. we should never vote for them . this democratic party has been taken over by anti israel leftist no diff. if they are jewish or black etc.they are all against anything we stand for.

Why are people always so Negative its ridiculous!!!

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 May 17, 2010 at 09:57 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a real kavod for the jewish congressional delegation and will further demonstrate the President's strong committment to the security of EY and respect for the yiddeshe community here in the u.s.

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 May 17, 2010 at 10:01 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
dovid Says:

these jewish democrats are just as leftist and pro arabs like obama. we should never vote for them . this democratic party has been taken over by anti israel leftist no diff. if they are jewish or black etc.they are all against anything we stand for.

Well, Congress is very pro-Israel. The only non-Democrat Jew in all of Congress is Rep. Eric Cantor (R VA). I highly doubt the Jews in Congress are the only ones not voting for all of the pro-Israel resolutions.

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 May 17, 2010 at 10:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Hes getting desperate.. Like the Rebbe always said, America as a country will only ever respect Israel when it stands up for itself and protects itself.

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 May 17, 2010 at 10:35 PM homer Says:

is it tueday daytime or tuesday night? will they say tikun leil shvuous or just learn daf yomi?

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 May 17, 2010 at 10:53 PM Charlie Hall Says:

Reply to #1  
dovid Says:

these jewish democrats are just as leftist and pro arabs like obama. we should never vote for them . this democratic party has been taken over by anti israel leftist no diff. if they are jewish or black etc.they are all against anything we stand for.

The VIN comments section features defenders of the anti-Israel anti-Semite Patrick Buchanan, and criticism of a President who is trying to reach out to us.

No wonder politicians don't take us seriously.

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 May 17, 2010 at 10:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
dovid Says:

these jewish democrats are just as leftist and pro arabs like obama. we should never vote for them . this democratic party has been taken over by anti israel leftist no diff. if they are jewish or black etc.they are all against anything we stand for.

I agree Obama and Co. showed their true colors let us NEVER trust him or Clinton ever again! If you have even just one drop of Yiddishe Blood then you will never ever trust these people again! Remember!

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 May 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM LIBERALISM IS A DISEASE!!! Says:

They should tell him to go be fruitful & multiply himself.

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 May 17, 2010 at 11:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Charlie Hall Says:

The VIN comments section features defenders of the anti-Israel anti-Semite Patrick Buchanan, and criticism of a President who is trying to reach out to us.

No wonder politicians don't take us seriously.

The president is only trying to 'reach out' so he can continue to bludgeon Israel.

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 May 17, 2010 at 11:12 PM dovid Says:

to all those that say the jewish congresman democrats are pro israel they are not any more .where were they the last year .ill tell u where they were while obama was buzy attacking israel they were quiet .they were buzy with their leftist agenda destryoing america. they didnt give a hoot about israel

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 May 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM Anonymous Says:

he just wants to shut them up in case they decide to criticize him... he uses the jews for his personal agenda. he is in controll..... will they let hive???????

Never Aagain!!!!!

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 May 18, 2010 at 01:24 AM joe shmoe Says:

Yeah sure! First you kick them where it hurts most, then you tell them you did it for their own benefit and that you are their true friend. these people still find it hard to sit, but still are gonna try to be on osamas good side.

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 May 18, 2010 at 06:58 AM Anonymous Says:

The number of Jewish representatives is small. In general, the democrats have been distancing themselves from Israel more and more. The Republicans have been consistently pro-Israel. Obama is just pandering for the Jewish vote.

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 May 18, 2010 at 09:04 AM old timer Says:

#5
do you also believe in santa clause???????

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 May 18, 2010 at 10:04 AM Anonymous Says:

Another feint, and end-run to appease the Jewish delegation. Say anything, appease at all costs, and thenwhen you sucker them in, Well no one has to tell the rest.
Am sure you can figure that out yourselves.

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 May 18, 2010 at 11:25 AM Anonymous Says:

I think they should meet him by the "back door" like he did to Bibi.

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 May 18, 2010 at 11:44 AM Anonymous Says:

Hope they finish this nonsense meeting before yom tov. Congressmen need to toivel in mikvah before yom tov.

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 May 18, 2010 at 12:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

This is a real kavod for the jewish congressional delegation and will further demonstrate the President's strong committment to the security of EY and respect for the yiddeshe community here in the u.s.

you are being naive!!!!!!!!!!! This is an attempt to shut them up!

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