Saturday, June 04, 2011

Conservative groups launch anti-Obama campaigns

By Ron Kampeas ยท June 2, 2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Conservative pro-Israel groups launched TV ads and robo-calls attacking President Obama's call for negotiations based on 1967 lines.

The Emergency Committee for Israel on Wednesday posted on its website a TV ad that reportedly will appear on cable news networks in the Washington and New York markets.

The ad thanks Democrats in Congress who it said "stood with Israel" after Obama "sided with the Palestinians."

Obama, in his May 19 Middle East policy speech called for negotiations based on the 1967 lines, but with mutually agreed land swaps, secure borders for Israel, and a non-militarized Palestinian state that recognizes Israel as Jewish.

The Republican Jewish Coalition separately is targeting Jewish voters with robo-calls that call on Obama to "retract his statements, and support secure and defensible borders for Israel," according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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