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Obama and Israel

''Blessed are the peacemakers,for they shall be called the children of God.'' Jesus.Sermon on mount.

We are down to the fence,almost,and people inside and outside Israel are wondering who is the better choice for Israel;Barack Obama or John Mc Cain? Now this is a very complicated and contentious issue ,to say the least.

The two most pressing and paramount considerations here, in my opinion,are  firstly;the right of Israel to exist as a nation and secondly ,the safety of country and citizens.

I have carefully read the interview with Dr Michael Oren,carried in the September issue of ''The Jerusalem Post'' where he analyses the two candidates' positions on Israel.In the end he favors Mc Cain's preference  for the use of military force in the Middle East over Obama's commitment to dialouge.Probably what Dr Oren may not have included in his analysis is that possibly Israel,the Middle East and indeed the wider world may very well welcome a peace pursuing  president over a warmonger.Such a person may very well act as a catalyst to bring peace in this time.