Obamaâ€™s New Running Mate: â€˜Iâ€™m a Zionistâ€™
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American Free Press
Monday, Sept 1, 2008
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), whom Barack Obama has chosen as his running mate, called Israel â€œthe single greatest strength America has in the Middle Eastâ€ in a 2007 interview and proclaimed that he is â€œa Zionist.â€
According to The Daily Israel Report, in an interview with Shalom TV, when Biden was still running for the presidential nomination, he said that since the 9-11 terror attacks, â€œAmericans can taste what it must feel like for every Israeli mother and father when they send their kid out to school with their lunch to put them on a bus, on a bicycle or to walk; and they pray to God their cell phone doesnâ€™t ring.â€
Biden also boasted of Jewish family connection:
â€œMy son married a young woman whose mother . . . [is from] a very prominent Jewish family in the state of Delaware, the Bergers,â€ he said.
Biden said Jonathan Pollard, who is in a U.S. jail after being convicted of spying for Israel, deserves leniency. â€œThereâ€™s a rationale, in my view, why Pollard should be given leniency,â€ he said.