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False Advertising: Obama Campaign Asks for Money on 'Dishonest Israel Ads,' cont.

12:10 PM, Jan 14, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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As we pointed out more than a month ago, the Obama reelection campaign's claim that "Republican candidates for president Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich all say they would cut foreign aid to Israel--and every country--to zero" is simply false advertising. And agreeing with us and others, even Politifact, only this week, "found the claim to be a ridiculous distortion and rated it Pants on Fire."

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In response, Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks "call[ed] on [the Democratic National Committee] to immediately end this dishonest campaign to mislead  American Jews."

Brooks also said in a statement, "the President's defenders are desperate to  distract from his record on issues of concern to Jewish Americans and  millions of other voters who are very concerned about the security of  our ally Israel.  Barack Obama promised to stand shoulder to shoulder  with Israel and broker peace in the region and he failed to deliver on  those promises.  After trying and failing to silence those of us who are  determined to hold him accountable, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has hypocritically resorted to the tactics she has claimed to  deplore - lying about political opponents and using Israel as an issue  to score partisan points."

But, at this time, Obama's reelection campaign is still running the preposterous claim on its website.

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