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The Israel Factor 02.2012, Questionnaire

by Shmuel Rosner

February 16, 2012 | 9:10 am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be leaving office next year – please grade the following candidates to replace her in an Obama administration (all were mentioned in journalistic reports as possible candidates) with a 1-5 mark, 1 being not so good for Israel, and 5 being excellent for Israel:

John Kerry
Samantha Power
Susan Rice
Jim Steinberg
Chuck Hagel
David Petraeus
Joe Biden
Strobe Talbott
Tom Donilon


Richard Lugar


Please rank President Obama and candidate Romney on each of the following topics from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest):


Likely to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons
Will be able to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process
Will have a good and open dialogue with the Israeli Government
Israel can trust his support
Knows how to deal with Middle East turmoil
Can make the US more influential in the ME
Will stand with Israel against delegitimization

Looking ahead for 2012 – please rate the following Presidential candidates on scale of 1 (bad for Israel) to 10 (good for Israel):

Barak Obama
Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich
Ron Paul
Rick Santorum


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