Israel Problems

Why are American Jews and other supporters of Israel uncomfortable with Barack Obama? The Jerusalem Post lays it out nicely, including this:
The company Obama keeps: The concerns only begin with Obama's long association
with his America and Israel bashing pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Obama
counts a disturbing number of vocally harsh Israel-critics as high-profile
advisors on his campaign staff. (Just last month, Robert Malley, one of Obama's
informal foreign policy advisors, resigned from the campaign after acknowledging
repeatedly meeting with Hamas.)

Wait a sec. I thought that Barack had already put the Reverend Wright 'controversy' behind him.
Obama's friends include Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and former
PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi, and Obama credits Khalidi with uncovering "my own
blind spots and my own biases." As a paid director of the non-profit Woods Fund,
Obama funneled $75,000 in grants to the Arab American Action Network (run by
Khalidi's wife, Mona), which refers to Israel's creation as the "Nakba"
(catastrophe).

You want to blame Barack for what a foundation that he just happened to be a director of did with it's money! That's guilt by association! Totally unfair! Can't we just focus on the issues?
Obama has additional connections to the Palestinian nationalist community. On
his popular pro-Palestinian website, Electronic Intifada, Palestinian activist
Ali Abunimah recounted meeting Obama at numerous Palestinian/Arab community
events at which, according to Abunimah, Obama called for a more "even-handed"
policy regarding Israel.

Is Barack honest about all this as he tries to court the pro-Israel vote?
At one such 2004 dinner, Abunimah "went up to greet [Obama]. He responded
warmly, and volunteered, 'Hey, I'm sorry I haven't said more about Palestine
right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I'm hoping when things calm down
I can be more up front.' He referred to my activism, including columns I was
contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy, 'Keep
up the good work!'