McCain Attacks Obama on Perceived J-town Shift

Jun 6, 2008 7:54pm

As we covered last night, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, is being perceived as shifting on his policy on whether Jerusalem should be the "undivided" capital of Israel. He told a pro-Israel lobby that he believed in Jerusalem as the undivided capital, but later told CNN that its status would ultimately be up to Israel and Palestinians during peace negotiations. His campaign says there’s no inconsistency at all.

Today, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was asked his position on whether Jerusalem should be the undivided capital of Israel, and for a reaction to Senator Obama’s remarks on that subject this week.

"I can’t react to every comment that Senator Obama makes, because it probably will change as it did on sitting down and talking unconditionally with (Iranian president Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad and other dictators," McCain said. "But the point is, Jerusalem is undivided. Jerusalem is the capital. And we should move our embassy to Jerusalem before anything else happens. The subject of Jerusalem itself will be addressed in negotiations by the Israeli government and people."

You can watch McCain make his comments HERE.

- jpt

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