The ad runs through Nov. 5 in Florida, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania in areas with a high Jewish population.
RJC’s executive director, Matt Brooks said:
"This ad highlights the 'buyer's remorse' felt by many in the Jewish community, who voted for Obama four years ago, but are now disillusioned with his economic policies and his policies toward Israel,” “These ads, and the stories of the people in them, give voice to the nagging doubts that many Jewish voters feel about President Obama. To underscore that point, numerous polls have shown an erosion in Jewish support for the President."However, a Gallup survey data found 70 percent of Jewish voters saying they would support Obama to 25 percent for Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Money quote: Even though Bibi Netanyahu recently decried the use of his name in election-year politicking, the Israeli prime minister is the subject of a new ad by Secure America Now, a neoconservative nonprofit organization dedicated to influencing the debate around American security and foreign policy.
Netanyahu is seen in the ad saying: "The fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to a nuclear bomb. The world tells Israel wait, there's still time. And I say wait for what? Wait until when?" Set to a suspense thriller soundtrack, a voice-over warns at the end of the clip: "The world needs American strength, not apologies."
And while the ads are running TMP posted this:
I’ve learned that Mayor Rahm Emanuel met Thursday with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak—who is delivering a message from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—that he is not attempting to interfere in the U.S. elections on behalf of Mitt Romney.http://talkingpointsmemo.com/...
Mofaz: Is PM trying to oust Obama or Ahmadinejad?http://www.jpost.com/....
Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) blamed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for what he called the deteriorating relationship between the US and Israel, in a special meeting during the Knesset’s summer recess on Wednesday.
“Mr. Prime Minister, tell me, who is our biggest enemy, the US or Iran? Who do you want replaced, [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad or [US President Barack] Obama?” Mofaz asked in the plenum. “How low are you prepared to drag relations with our closest ally?”
According to the opposition leader, world leaders have not turned their backs to Israel, but they do not trust Netanyahu.
“Israel is not alone; we have good friends overseas. Talk to them. Have a real, open dialogue. Make them partners, not observers from the side,” he suggested.
CNN) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has key billing in a new ad running in Florida.http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/...
The spot, produced by the independent group Secure America Now......"The fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to nuclear bombs," he said.Secure America Now has so far bought $500,000 of television time over two weeks in the Florida markets of Miami, Fort Myers, and West Palm Beach. The source said the group budgeted $1 million worth of time for the ad, but had not yet purchased the full amount.
"The world tells Israel, wait there's still time. And I say, wait for what? Wait until when?" he continued.
– CNN's Dana Davidsen, Kevin Liptak, and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report