The biggest issue for Democrats at this time is ending the war in Iraq, by being anti-Bush. After Iraq, it is unthinkable that a Democratic president would leave this country into a war to defend Israel. Majority of the US Left hates the fact that Israel even exists, and sympathizes with Islamists. Most of US conservatives side with Israel, but Bush administration policies are making things worse. Present situation is a definition of "being squeezed between a rock and a hard place"...
Ya'alon has 'total confidence' in deputy chief, decries political attempts to harm IDF (Haaretz)
from the article: Sen. Obama: U.S. must support Israel's right to self defense