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Wexler defends Obama on Israel

When Democrat Barack Obama in last night's debate denounced the anti-Semitism of Louis Farrakhan, he pointed to strong support from the Jewish community. Exhibit A: the Florida chairman of his campaign, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler of Boca Raton, one of the most outspoken defenders of Israel in Congress.

In today's Jerusalem Post, Wexler addresses the "poorly sourced smears and innuendos" that suggest Obama has ties to Muslim terrorists.

"If you're Jewish and spend any time on the Internet, you've read some outlandish things about the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama,'' Wexler writes. "But the facts are clear: Senator Obama is a strong friend of the American Jewish Community and Israel, and will make ensuring Israel's security a high priority of his presidency."

Read the full column here.

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Alex

Anyone who accepts the endorsement of Farrakhan has to be questioned. Farrakhan is a racist and is no different than David Duke. How would McCain or a Republican look if they did not repudidate the endorsement of David Duke.

Obama should be ashamed to not repudiate the endorsement of Louis Farrakhan.

Melanie Wolfeson

Smears are one thing, but hateful speech by his church and his lips is another. If you listened to your constituents that are mostly Jewish Mr. Wexler you too would realize you by questioning a candidate is not wrong but now allowing your constituents to question his stance on policy regarding Israel, his church and words from his own lips is another. If you were listening to your Jewish community you too would hear that they do not agree with you and not because they are racist but because he won't discuss the issue. If one individual gains from endorsing someone that does not mean the community he or she will gain in the process. There are many women that are not prochoice, there are many African Americans that do not speak about Civil Rights and there are also those who may also be Jewish and not speak for those who are of that faith. This election is not about individual access to gain but our country as whole to overcome our past. By not allowing political discourse you too Mr. Wexler are part of the system that needs change.

Very disappointing to your district all of us and I am not even Jewish and get it.

It is a shame

Delray Voter

IT'S TIME TO CHANGE WEXLER OUT OF CONGRESS. VOTE FOR CHANGE YOU CAN TRUST! DON'T BE SOLD OUT FOR SELF POLITICAL GAIN.THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WHO IS EFFECTIVE, EXPERIENCED AND THOUGHTFUL. BEN GRABER FOR CONGRESS. www.graberforcongress.com

Delray Voter

IT'S TIME TO CHANGE WEXLER OUT OF CONGRESS. VOTE FOR CHANGE YOU CAN TRUST! DON'T BE SOLD OUT FOR SELF POLITICAL GAIN.THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WHO IS EFFECTIVE, EXPERIENCED AND THOUGHTFUL. BEN GRABER FOR CONGRESS. www.graberforcongress.com

BEN GRABER FOR CONGRESS

"WEXLER TAKES RISKS WITH WORLD JEWRY"
....READ ARTICLE AT WWW.GRABERFORCONGRESS.COM

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