This is the place where American Jews gathered in 2008 to volunteer and support the Barack Obama candidacy. We published the Jews for Obama Newsletter to educate our community about Obama and give them the tools and knowledge they need to effectively represent him to their families and friends. We ran the Jews for Obama group at My.BarackObama.com.
We developed extensive one-click email replies to the “Schvitz Boat” smears which circulate through our community. We archived Resources with news items, actions, petitions to sign, and media clips of Barack’s interaction with our community. Finally, we have a rich trove of endorsement transcripts and videos which you can send to your friends based on who they respect.
Now, as the 2012 election is upon us, the forces of disinformation in the Jewish-American community are again hard at work, portraying our president as a Muslim who “threw Israel under the bus” and is weak on Iran’s nuclear programme. It couldn’t be further from the truth! There is huge money behind the Republican Superpacs trying to influence us to move the embassy, free the spy, embrace settlements, end the peace process, and even to start another unprovoked war in the region.
It won’t happen on our watch....
.... Following in the footsteps of Truman, Kennedy and Reagan when facing our adversaries, Senator Obama will marshal all elements of American power to deny nuclear weapons to Iran. These presidents understood that tough principled diplomacy backed by real leverage strengthens America’s position in the world.
From the earliest days of this campaign, we have watched as unsubstantiated and vicious rumors have spread through our community. Not one of the rumors has proven true. We ask those who continue to stir up baseless fears of harm to Israel to cease at once. Each of us must choose to support a candidate based on his record and plans for the future, not malicious innuendo.
Our nation needs new leadership that can offer light instead of darkness, hope instead of fear, and opportunities for peace instead of the threat of endless war....
.... the platform is a bellwether of sorts. In 1988, the year that Jesse Jackson threw his weight around, the Democratic platform barely qualified as pro-Israel and eliminated any mention of Jerusalem. Its elimination a second time in 2012 represents a similar ascension of forces overtly hostile to Israel and unwilling to sign their name to even vague meaningless reassurances.
That is what the booing was really about. The pragmatists were being booed by the radicals for offering a sop to the naive voters who still think that there's any place for G-d or Jerusalem in the Democratic Party.
No room at the inn, eh? Reminds me of the Christmas story...
Okay, so the walls should be of stone, not American brickwork. You'll just have to use your imagination; it was the best I could find.