Obama, Israel, and the U.S.

President Obama spoke to the annual meeting of the Union for Reform Judaism last week, and he gave them that ol’-time religion: liberalism. Not surprisingly, since Reform Judaism is, in Richard Brookhiser’s timeless phrase, “the Democratic party with holidays,” it was well-received.

While the audience in the hall purred appreciatively at the president’s invocation of the usual liberal bromides, Mr. Obama’s claims on the subject of his administration’s support of Israel — at least to those not blinkered by partisanship — are nothing short of jaw-dropping. “I am proud to say,” he told the group, “that no U.S. administration has done more in support of Israel’s security than ours. None. Don’t let anybody else tell you otherwise. It is a fact.”

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