Obama and Partisan Democrats Hand Win to Ahmadenijad

Washington, D.C. (September 18, 2008) — Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the following statement today:

“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad has been quite clear of his intentions to acquire nuclear weapons; his anti-Semitic rants and desire to annihilate Israel are well-known. Today Senators Obama and Biden and their supporters have handed Ahmadenijad a big win.  What should have been a strong effort by the Jewish community to stand up and show the world that we are united in our fight against this madman has instead been hijacked by those with a political agenda.  This is a very sad day for the Jewish community.  We are extremely disappointed that in response to political pressure from partisan organizations, Governor Palin has been disinvited to the “Stop Iran” rally.  In addition, we are disappointed that neither Senator Obama nor Senator Biden chose to participate in this important event.  Yet again they have missed an opportunity to stand up to Iran and have their voices heard.  This is but another example of why Senator Obama continues to have a problem in the Jewish community,” said Brooks.  “In the more than 20 years I have worked in the Jewish community, this is one of the biggest black marks on our community that I can remember.  That we can’t put partisan differences aside to come together on something as important as this is absolutely outrageous.  It is sad and disappointing.”

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