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Oren Addresses Partisanship Over Israel, Again

David Streeter — October 25, 2010 – 3:16 pm | Election 2010 | Israel Comments (0) Add a comment

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren spoke out again against the trend of Israel becoming a partisan wedge issue. Haaretz reported in an article that explored this trend:

Israel is not too happy about this tendency. ‘Israel has become a partisan issue in the U.S., and this political ping-pong is bad for us,’ Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren said to Haaretz.

NJDC President and CEO David A. Harris also said in the article:

‘ECI and other far-right organizations are sadly transforming the U.S.-Israel relationship into a partisan wedge issue, through distortions and outright lies, as demonstrated by mainstream American media. It’s a nasty game, and beyond targeting pro-Israel Democrats, the real victim is the historic, bipartisan U.S.-Israel relationship that is truly essential. These groups see a short-term political gain by playing this dangerous game, but they are tragically missing the damage they are doing to the U.S.-Israel relationship in the process. We refuse to play this game; we will not turn Israel into a political football.’

Click here to read more of the article.

Click here to read about a prominent case of Israel being a partisan wedge issue.

Click here to read what Oren said previously.


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