David Weprin Calls Obama's Israel Policy 'Outrageous'

In an interview with The Politicker yesterday afternoon, Democratic Congressional candidate David Weprin criticized President Barack Obama over his Middle East policy and defended his own record in support of the state of Israel.

He accused the president of striving to seem impartial in the long-running dispute between Israelis and Palestinians, especially during Obama’s speech earlier this year in which he called for a return to the pre-1967 borders for Israel.

“I think it was done to send  a message to the Arab world that ‘I am trying to be fair,’ that kind of thing,” he said. “I don’t think you can equate the two because it’s not a question of being neutral. It’s a question of Israel is the only ally we have had for so many years. I don’ t think it is a moral equivalent.” Read More


  1. Rschw12345 says:

    I strongly disagree with David Weprin’s assessment of Obama’s views o Israel.
    Like most US Jews and many Israeli military and security experts, Obama recognizes that a just, sustainable, comprehensive two-state solution is essential in order for Israel to avoid another Intifada and/or war, to be able to solve its many economic, environmental, and other domestic problems, and to remain a Jewish, democratic state. Like Israeli president Shimon Peres, Obama recognizes that Israel is approaching a wall in terms of an imminent UN General Assembly declaration of a Palestinian State, and he is doing all he can to avoid that outcome. According to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and other Israeli officials, US/Israeli security cooperation is as good or better than ever.

  2. Peter Feld says:

    “Israel is the only ally we have had for so many years.” Has Weprin ever heard of England? Canada? France? Never mind, no matter how in the tank Weprin is for Israel, he can’t be as rabid or vocal as Weiner. This district expires at noon on Jan. 3, 2013 and with it, hopefully, whatever influence it has had on foreign policy.

  3. Pjlavian2 says:

    holy david ben gurion! Weprin is imposing his religion on those of us who believe in separation of Temple and State.  Fresh off of gay marriage.  Abort Isreal-like we did South Vietnam. 
    We have given too much aid and they can’t win against the Palestinian quest for freedom.

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