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A box business alert President Obama of raising some eyebrows in Israel and in the US with this comment during a speech on Middle Eastern policy here -- -- the borders of Israel Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines would mutually agreed swaps.
So that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
This statement came on the heels of -- Wall Street Journal report that Jewish presidential campaign donors.
Or warning the president he is that risk of losing their finance -- support over his policies concerning Israel.
And rabbi and author of renewal a guide to the values filled life action we'll leave -- -- -- -- rather says today's comments will tremendously.
Hurt president Obama's standing with Jewish donors she joins us now well.
If that speech she gave in Egypt.
A year or two ago didn't do it you're saying that this will push a lot of Jewish donors and a lot of democratic Jewish donors to say you know what -- out.
You just can't do this you can't keep jumping on Israel on supporting.
Arab nations like this without helping his right.
These comments today were positively -- -- -- -- you have -- president of the United States.
-- supposed to give a clarion call for freedom and democracy around the world witnessing.
The Arab spring and what does he do in the speech he ends up unloading on this really mean first and foremost.
It really undermines these Arab democratic protest because the biggest argument they're dictators have been using.
For decades -- all of your problems -- is right.
Yeah exactly so why do you link the two is astonishing I mean does he want to be.
88 a harbinger of democracy for the world or does he want to be the guy who solves this intractable Israeli Palestinian conflict intractable because.
Hamas wants to destroy his.
Hamas is committed to the extermination of Israel.
Has -- -- -- the President Obama you should be negotiating with al-Qaeda six provisional -- -- to negotiate.
With the Palestinian Authority -- president deal with big terrorist organization sworn to Israel's destruction.
But what are you hearing about the reaction in the Jewish community to the statement.
People are outraged they're absolutely that was the first time an American president has ever -- for returned 67 borders and we're finding what tell review it by suicide for Israel and no -- -- in his return of land stories of 67 -- the 67 caller's right would return Israel in places like Columbia it is a second largest city.
And and and business hub.
To a width of ten models.
It would be so simple to cut this country into two which is what the Arab strategy in the 1973 Yom Kippur war was no President Obama said Israel -- to become.
You have asked to accept the new technological realities of warfare come -- -- learned in Iraq and Libya but it's all about ground troops under visual doesn't have some -- -- -- -- -- -- -- What rabbi what does this mean for the donations we are coming up on the 2012 elections.
And you're looking at a president who hasn't yet gone to Israel to visit the one democratic bastion in the Middle East.
And as you rightly point out this whole Arab spring.
Was caused by desk threats and evil leaders who were taking advantage of their own people having.
-- to do suspiciously enough with Israel and suddenly she's turning it around and blaming it on Israel want to.
Well let's be let's be very clear.
President Obama's original financial base came.
To -- in great measure from Jewish donors chairman of the financial committee was penny Pritzker from a very -- Jewish Jewish family.
And they're now trying to do damage control saying that he really wants peace of federal federal.
But just understand going back a year he's not the thing -- even -- in march of 2010 will not even have a press conference with them -- -- -- at the meeting the sodas alleged.
And but to the recent settlements and he demanded -- making almost no -- Are you are -- are you hearing people are gonna go back on giving donations that the president.
Of course I mean what there's no question how they act and it they -- which is the main Israeli lobby had to send out a letter to its.
Biggest donors and its supporters 101000 of whom are going to be in Washington I will be -- this week.
Asking them not to -- what rabbi Brad -- is holding back money right have a guy was Rahm Emmanuel.
Nice Jewish high is he's got Larry Summers and they're in the past two was Jewish there -- a lot of Jewish people and the -- they -- the first -- in the White House's first year there -- -- insinuating that President Obama does not have a -- militia the Jewish community but its -- is always something completely different -- that doesn't that's getting a battle.
He seems to believe that he can somehow -- the Arabs into accepting -- a base and Israel's weakness it's not true.
The Arabs are not gonna respect anything but a strong Israel could it hurt his reelection chances will hookers reelection chances are you confident it will article 78% of the Jewish vote in 2008 I believe he will not think anything above 60% -- -- speaking even a 50%.
In terms of Jewish donors what about -- many of these donors who have been democratic donors.
Decades and -- -- saying that they're gonna come off the Obama what about the entertainment industry like the Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg for the world well that's harder because Hollywood it's traditionally.
Not very pro Israel a lot of these these -- personalities who are very begins with the exception Spielberg -- very who identify areas -- -- of the unidentified all the Jewish community -- they believe in celebrating your ethnicity celebrating your religious heritage and that's not necessarily an ideal of Hollywood embraces.
What I will say is a lot of the Jewish philanthropists and donors who are traditionally democratic are looking to President Obama and this speech which has.
Outrage the Jewish community in the few hours since it was given.
I think it's gonna lead to a tremendous -- at a decline.
In just -- isn't it amazing that this Arab spring that had nothing to do with Israel was how poorly -- around people were treating them.
It's certainly not not being able to be absorbed by the president grumble that the speech came so late anywhere speech and Syria -- -- All right thank you rabbi actually -- -- it's good to be with you today.