The DNC has released a new campaign video aiming to win over Jewish-American voters weary about President Obama's support of the state of Israel. The video is called "The Facts" and is accompanied by images of past Presidents with leaders of Israel accompanied by a narrator and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's remarks at the 2011 AIPAC conference:
BuzzFeed reports that the video was accompanied by an email which read:
"For decades, Republicans and Democrats have worked together in support of Israel and its security but Republicans have turned that bipartisanship on its head and are now playing politics with the security of the state of Israel. Never have more Republicans been as nakedly political about the U.S.-Israeli relationship and not surprisingly they are deliberately lying about the President's record for nothing more than pure politics. It's not going to work. Facts are facts and the fact is President Obama and his administration have stood solidly with Israel and on behalf of its security including challenging the Palestinians effort to circumvent the peace process at the UN and by leading the world community in launching the toughest sanctions against Iran ever. Republicans playing politics with Israel's security is reprehensible and it's going to backfire."
The video comes before this year's AIPAC policy conference beginning March 4. President Obama has been criticized in regards to his support, or lack there of, to Israel at several points during his first term. As tensions mount between Israel and Iran in regards to nuclear proliferation, some worry about the support from the President and members of his administration should Israel use force to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.