RJC Releases New Web Ad: "Backtrack"

Ad Highlights President Obama's flip-flop on Jerusalem

Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today released a new web ad focused on President Obama's flip-flop on Jerusalem.
The ad, entitled, "Backtrack" highlights then-candidate Barack Obama's statements about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel and contrasts them with White House spokesman Jay Carney's inability to answer a reporter's question: "What city does this administration consider to be the capital of Israel, Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?"

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "Candidate Obama gained support in the pro-Israel community by saying, " The fact is that Jerusalem IS Israel's capital." As President, Obama has backed away from that assurance. This is another broken promise from Barack Obama, one the American people will remember in November. It's another reason why many in the Jewish community have buyer's remorse."

The ad can be seen here.

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Background - quotes used in the ad:


Obama: "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided."
Speech to AIPAC, June 4, 2008 Text  Video


Obama: "The fact is that Jerusalem is Israel's capital."
ABC News interview, July 23, 2008 Text  Video

Carney: White House press briefing, July 26, 2012 Text  Video (at 50:15)