While we are waiting for returns, Barack Obama’s appearance before AIPAC tomorrow is already drawing attention. It is no secret that he has some work to do in earning support from Jewish voters. Despite his efforts to lay blame for the impasse with American Jews on their irrational fears, it is his own words, his crop of current advisors and his prior associations with Palestinian activists which are the real causes of many Jews’ qualms. And already these prior, now inconvenient, associations are popping up. Here is a clip of one who attests to Obama’s change in tone.
It will be interesting to see how forthrightly Obama addresses the concerns of Jews (and non-Jews concerned about Israel) tomorrow.