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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.