Obama and Israel: The Verdict From the Jewish Weeklies

The unease in some sectors of the Jewish community about how Barack Obama would handle U.S. policy toward Israel has been a hot story for Jewish newspapers, and this past week several of their editors weighed in on the ongoing communal jibber-jabber.

The New Jersey Jewish News’s Andrew Silow-Carroll says that some pro-Israel voters want “to know that candidates feel for Israel in their guts — their kishkes.”

But, he adds:

The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent’s more right-leaning executive editor, Jonathan Tobin, writes:

He continues:

The editors of Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish Press, however, aren’t satisfied — and they hammer Obama on a variety of issues. (The Jewish Press also adds some more fuel to the anti-Obama fire with an article on the candidate’s past association with Palestinian-American academic Rashid Khalidi.)

The New York Jewish Week’s Gary Rosenblatt had previously argued that the three leading presidential contenders are basically “the same on Israel.”

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