There is no reason why US Presidential Candidates should ever have to go to another country to have a forum. Unless, that is, that country is part of the Candidate approval process. To mask this ‘forum’ as an exhibition of ‘foreign policy’, is disingenuous at best. How ridiculous would it me to have such a forum in Moscow or Beijing?
This move is another way to ensure each candidate make the obligatory trip to the wailing wall and kiss it to show loyalty to Israel. This also proving out that Israel funds and promotes only those candidates who tow the Zionist line. By participating in this forum those candidates should be disqualified from the elections and should lose what ever office they currently hold. It goes without saying that any dual citizen should be disqualified from the election.
The only thing that gives me heart about this article is the comments at the bottom of the Huffington page. Only one comment there as of this viewing that is favorable to this idea is one deluded soul who chanted the MSM line that “Israel is our only friend in the Middle East”. The other commenters are not happy but there is no acrimony thus far.
First-Ever U.S. Presidential Candidates’ Forum Held Abroad in Jerusalem, Israel, November 2-4, 2015
Posted: 10/23/2015 5:45 pm EDT Updated: 10/23/2015 5:59 pm EDT
Natasha Srdoc Author, Economist, Co-Founder, Adriatic Institute and International Leaders Summit. Former corporate banker and former contributor, EIU.
Jerusalem Leaders Summit
Inbal Jerusalem Hotel
US presidential candidates have been invited to participate in the first-ever US Presidential Candidates’ Forum held abroad, focusing on foreign and defense policy issues. From Jerusalem, Israel, each presidential candidate will have an opportunity to present their views on U.S. foreign policy, US-Israel relations, threats affecting US allies in Europe and Asia, the instability in the Middle East, terrorism, and solutions to increase the economic well-being and security of Americans in the US and abroad.
Each candidate will have a one hour segment of engaged discussion at the forum, allowing the candidate to be less than 48 hours away from campaign trail in the U.S.
Each candidate will be solely featured at the forum, presenting their own ideas and solutions to questions shared by a nonpartisan independent panel. This strategic endeavor will be broadcasted from Jerusalem, Israel, by media partners including NRB TV Network, joined by US and international televised broadcasting groups, including online and print media.
The U.S. Presidential Candidates’ Forum is co-hosted by U.S. based International Leaders Summit and National Religious Broadcasters.
“During the 20th century, America’s strategic leadership in foreign, security and trade policy affirmed our common civilization based on the rule of law — protecting life, liberty and private property, said Joel Anand Samy, co-founder and president of the International Leaders Summit. “At the Jerusalem Leaders Summit’s forum featuring US presidential candidates, America’s next president will be able to address the challenges, threats and opportunities of the 21st century.”
“Presidents must be fully versed on foreign policy and understanding the Middle East and how to manage our strategic alliance with Israel is an imperative for the United States,” said Jerry Johnson, the president of National Religious Broadcasters. “This is a tremendous opportunity for presidential candidates to showcase their foreign policy credentials.”
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Why aren’t there any more headlines about this? The headlines should be shrieking this news. But there is only one MSM outlet that covered this and it is NOT on the front page.