Wednesday, January 24, 2007

It Still Shocks Me. . .

VIDEO: Now Playing: Gov. Romney Concludes Remarks on Iran Threat

"Israeli billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban is at the top of the list of donors to political campaigns in the US."Itamar Eichner, "Israeli billionaire Saban biggest donor to US politicians",,,7340,L-3355786,00.html, (23 January 2007).

"Republican US presidential aspirant Mitt Romney summed up the sentiment of four US presidential hopefuls who addressed the Seventh Annual Herzliya Conference over the last two days by saying, 'Iran must be stopped, Iran can be stopped, and Iran will be Stopped.' [***] Another Republican hopeful, Sen. John McCain, said the US should 'intensify' its military support for Israel to ensure that the country maintained it strategic edge over those who were bent on destroying it, such as Iran. [***] Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards, meanwhile, said by video conference that stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons 'is the greatest challenge of our generation.'"Herb Keinon and Tovah Lazaroff, "US politicians rip Iran in Herzliya", The Jerusalem Post,, (23 January 2007).

"New York's junior senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is expected to snare the lion's share of the Jewish community's substantial political donations in the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination."E. J. Kessler, "Hillary the Favorite in Race for Jewish Donations", The Jewish Daily Forward,, (23 January 2007).

"The Israeli people are facing the threat of a nuclear Holocaust, former US Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich warned the Herzliya Conference held by the Institute for Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya on Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, he said, the United States could lose a few million people or a number of cities to a terrorist attack with weapons of mass destruction."Yaakov Lappin, "Israel faces nuclear Holocaust warns Gingrich",,,7340,L-3356103,00.html, (23 January 2007).

"Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney laid out a five-point plan for preventing Iran from going nuclear at the Herzliya Conference in Israel today."Campaign Confidential, "Iran Hawk: Mitt Romney", The Jewish Daily Forward,, (23 January 2007).