Notice how he has carefully worded his response about Israel. Everyone agrees that Israel has a right to defend itself. But the State Dept.(whether with a republican at the helm, or a democrat), believes that Israel should give up all it's land and it's rights to the muslim terrorists. That thinking has not changed from one administration to another. Be careful of wolves in sheeps clothing.
Palestinians call general strike in J'lem Old City over police conduct, settler violence (Haaretz)
from the article: Sen. Obama: U.S. must support Israel's right to self defense