Joe Sestak's record on Israel.
Sestak’s Israel Record Goes National
Thursday, July 15th, 2010 In the News
Philadelphia Jewish Exponent
Bryan Schwartzman, Staff Writer
A new effort to attack U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak’s record on Israel has gone viral. A debate that has long been playing out in the pages of the Jewish Exponent has now made its way to MSNBCs “Morning Joe,” and Web sites such as Politico, The Atlantic, Commentary, the Huffington Post and YouTube.
But the stakes are now higher for Sestak, the Democratic nominee going up against Republican Pat Toomey for Pennsylvania’s junior Senate seat in the November election.
At the centerpiece of the new campaign against Sestak is a television ad sponsored by a prominent group of Jews and Evangelical Christians calling itself the Emergency Committee for Israel.
The ad, airing in Pennsylvania this week — including during a Phillies game — highlights an appearance he made before a controversial Muslim group in 2007 and criticizes him for signing one congressional letter urging Israel to ease its blockade of Gaza and for not signing another one affirming Israel-U.S. ties.
TEXT CREDIT: Emergency Committee of Israel
VIDEO CREDIT: EmergCmteForIsrael