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KERRY: an 'ISRAELI' PRESIDENT FOR THE US ?
04 Jul 2004
Modified: 09:11:53 AM
QUOTE - US SENATOR KERRY: ''MY PRO-ISRAEL VOTING RECORD IS SECOND TO NONE." "In the policy paper, which has not been released publicly, Kerry outlines clear, strongly worded positions on several issues important to the American Jewish community.
KERRY: an 'ISRAELI' PRESIDENT FOR THE US ?

QUOTE - US SENATOR KERRY: ''MY PRO-ISRAEL VOTING RECORD IS SECOND TO NONE." "In the policy paper, which has not been released publicly, Kerry outlines clear, strongly worded positions on several issues important to the American Jewish community.

KERRY SUPPORTS ISRAEL'S 'HOLOCAUST FOR THE PALESTINIANS' !

Url.: http://tinyurl.com/3dwvw

"In the policy paper, which has not been released publicly, Kerry outlines clear, strongly worded positions on several issues important to the American Jewish community.

He calls for more forceful action to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, fully backs Israel's construction of a 425-mile- long barrier between Israel and the Palestinian territories that the paper refers to as ''a security fence," and pledges to work to push for a new Palestinian political class to replace Yasser Arafat, who is called a "failed leader".

UNITED NATIONS ON PALESTINE:

Url.: http://tinyurl.com/2f8f7

PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2004 BY THE BOSTON GLOBE

KERRY TAKES A STRONGER PRO-ISRAEL LINE
by Bryan Bender

WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry strikes a decidedly stronger pro-Israel position in a new policy paper than he did a few months ago, as he attempts to enlist the support of Jewish voters who have been gravitating to President Bush and away from their tradition of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

In the policy paper, which has not been released publicly, Kerry outlines clear, strongly worded positions on several issues important to the American Jewish community.

He calls for more forceful action to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, fully backs Israel's construction of a 425-mile- long barrier between Israel and the Palestinian territories that the paper refers to as ''a security fence," and pledges to work to push for a new Palestinian political class to replace Yasser Arafat, who is called a ''failed leader".

Earlier in the campaign, Kerry got off to a shaky start with some Jewish groups.

Last October he called the barrier - composed mostly of electronic fencing with razor wire and a ditch along a tracking road but with some stretches made of concrete - a: ''barrier to peace." [ http://tinyurl.com/2ytsj ]

The NEW paper says building it is ''a legitimate right of self-defense" and ''not a matter" to be taken up by the International Court of Justice, which has criticized the move. [ http://tinyurl.com/ywtzv ]

On Wednesday, Israel's High Court of Justice, responding to Palestinian complaints, issued a landmark ruling saying a planned 20-mile section of the barrier in the West Bank must be rerouted, because the current path creates hardships for thousands of Palestinians.

The Massachusetts senator earlier remarked that he might appoint James A. Baker III, secretary of state in the first Bush administration, a special peace negotiator.

Jewish groups quickly attacked the proposal and accused Baker of making anti-Israel statements. The paper, drafted by policy and political advisers, does not say who Kerry would pick for that role.

With the paper, titled ''Strengthening Israel's Security and Bolstering the US-Israel Special Relationship," Kerry is attempting to reintroduce himself to Jewish voters.

''John Kerry has been at the forefront of the fight for Israel's security during his 19 years in the US Senate," it says:

''His pro-Israel voting record is second to none."

Republicans suggested some political desperation was behind the document. ''There is a key battle for the Jewish vote underway," said Matt Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, based in Washington.

''Democrats are particularly scared.

This underscores the efforts they have to make to hold on to what was a sure part of their base. The reason for their efforts is this president is going to do substantially better than he did in 2000.

That has them worried."

Traditionally, the overwhelming majority of Jewish voters have backed the Democratic nominee for the White House; in 2000, 19 percent went for President Bush.

The Bush-Cheney campaign is hoping to capitalize on the president's strong support for the Israeli government, the military removal of Saddam Hussein, and the pursuit of the war on terrorism to increase that support to 30 percent or more in November.

In a closely contested election, those voters could prove critical in swing states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Some Jewish leaders say that Kerry's record on Israel is not well known outside Washington and Massachusetts.

Full story - 2004 Boston Globe Company :

Url.: http://tinyurl.com/3xplu

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"John Kerry has Jewish roots -- Who knew ?"
'Jewish Telegraphic Agency' :

http://tinyurl.com/yro5b

ADDITIONAL HARD NEEDED INFORMATION - BEHIND THE HEADLINES:

Front-runners for Kerry ticket are strong on Israel and Jewish issues: How many more tax-billions a year ?

Full article Url.: http://tinyurl.com/2f2ry

Does it matter, whether one is bitten by the cat or by the dog ?

HENK RUYSSENAARS

FOREIGN PRESS FOUNDATION
http://tinyurl.com/2rvub
Editor : Henk Ruyssenaars
http://tinyurl.com/2rnah
The Netherlands
fpf (at) chello.nl

The Dutch author worked for 4 decades for international media as foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East.

Seeing that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism !

Evil triumphs when good men, women and most journalists remain silent.

The coming US-coup in Venezuela: http://tinyurl.com/35bo4

Help the troops come home: we need them to fight our 'governments'.

http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/

HR
See also:
http://tinyurl.com/yro5b
http://tinyurl.com/2f2ry

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Re: KERRY: an 'ISRAELI' PRESIDENT FOR THE US ?
04 Jul 2004
Kerry loves Israel. ALL U.S. Presidents...from LBJ to Dubya...LOVE murdering Israel! I gave up on any understanding of these politicians years ago.
I'll pinch my nose this election. As I vote for Kerry. The election booth will smell of dung. Two dung for brain politicians. Only, one Green politician...I will not vote for, (this time,)to get Bush out of office.
Isn't it amazing...Watching Farenheit 9-11...ALL the Senators ignoring the Florida election scandal? (ONE Senator could have Stopped the Supreme Courts bullshit!) And Dubya and his family making 1.5 Billion Dollars from the Iraqi invasion! (Daddy Bush on the Board of Directors of the fourth largest Defense Contractor. Dubya owning large shares in the same corporation!)
Back to Israel. Dubya wants war. Get our minds off of him!
Kerry? Who knows? Whatever happens during his term? Doesn't matter. Has to be better than the current Dunce!
I expect Kerry to be a one termer. Time to throw all of them out. Every election! That would send a clear message!