A Jewish congressman wrote Jewish
leaders to tell them that U.S. Sen. Barack Obama has a sincere love for
Israel. “What has always struck me about Senator Obama — and this is one of the
reasons that I have endorsed his candidacy for president — is that a love for
Israel and a desire to keep the Jewish people secure is evident not just in his
work, but also in his heart,” Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) said in the letter
sent last week.
Wexler is heading Obama’s presidential campaign in Florida.
Obama, an Illinois Democrat, came under fire from some pro-Israel activists recently for telling a
group in Iowa that “nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people.” In
context, Obama suggested that the Palestinian leadership is responsible for the