TITLE

The US Democrats and Palestine

AUTHOR(S)
Fahim, Ashraf
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;Jan2004, Issue 341, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Any hopes that U.S. President George W. Bush's Democratic opponent in the 2004 presidential election might prove a more balanced mediator in the Arab-Israeli conflict seem to have been dispelled in recent months, as leading candidates for the party's nomination have competed for the mantle of most pro-Israel. This ritual contest reflects the sad reality that in order to reach the White House no serious contender can afford to question unequivocal U.S. support for Israel. After trading blows on the issue in September 2003 and October 2003, Democratic candidates have emerged with a consensus on Israel-Palestine that is firmly in line with the Bush administration's stance. The pro-Israel positions of candidates are unlikely to be altered throughout, largely because these candidates will have to take the significant Jewish vote in key states such as California, Florida and New York.
ACCESSION #
11812901

 

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