Bronfman backs Obama
The former head of the World Jewish Congress endorsed Barack Obama.
McCain “cannot provide what Israel needs most — a respected, credible, morally strong America,” Bronfman wrote. “Barack Obama is the candidate who can restore America’s moral authority in the world and position our government to help negotiate peace.”
Bronfman, a supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic primaries, added that Obama “can inspire much-needed support for Israel among this next generation of American Jews. He reflects their idealism and speaks in the language of hope they understand.”
He also said that McCain’s selection of Palin was “the towering example of his poor judgment.”
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