Jesse Jackson Comments:Jesse Jackson Obama Israel,Zionist Comments

Princess .P. | October 15, 2008

Jesse Jackson Comments:Jesse Jackson Obama Israel,Zionist Comments

Jesse Jackson Comments:Jesse Jackson Obama Israel,Zionist CommentsJesse Jackson is creating trouble again for Obama.Jackson who was attending the World Policy Forum in Evian, France few days ago angered Jewish people by saying that:

“Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades” will lose influence under an Obama administration.“Obama is about change.” “And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it.”

Obama’s camp replied by:

“Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is not an adviser to the Obama campaign and is therefore in no position to interpret or share Barack Obama’s views on Israel and foreign policy.” “As he has made clear throughout his career and throughout this campaign, Barack Obama has a fundamental commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship … As president, he will ensure that Israel can defend itself from every threat it faces, stand with Israel in its quest for a secure peace with its neighbors, and use all elements of American power to end Iran’s illicit nuclear program.”

Jesse Jackson Comments:Jesse Jackson Obama Israel,Zionist Comments.

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  1. butch wing says:

    Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
    Responds to Distortions in NY Post Column
    -For Immediate Release-

    Contact: Butch Wing, 510-701-8955
    Shelley Davis, 773-490-8665
    October 14, 2008

    The recent column in no way represents my views on Middle East peace and security. The writer is selectively imposing his own point of view, and distorting mine.

    I have a long held position of a two state solution to achieve peace in the Middle East. I stand forthrightly for the security and stability of Israel, its protection from any form of hostility, and a peaceful, non-violent resolution to co-existing with its Palestinian neighbors. I have advocated for peaceful, non-violent negotiation. This is a framework that all people who pursue peace and reconciliation embrace. Both presidential candidates embrace this approach to advance Middle East negotiations and the peace process. It is our national policy.

    The slant of this writer’s article is designed to incite fear and division. It must not be allowed to divert our focus away from the substantative and sensitive debate around the critical foreign policy and domestic economic issues in this critical region of the world.

    Reverend Jackson is not a representative of Senator Obama. He has never had a conversation with Senator Obama about Israel or the Middle East, and was not characterizing his views on these issues.