Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Ned Lamont, told the Forward that he supports Israel's current operations in Gaza and Lebanon, and that he disagreed with the European Union's declaration that criticized Israel's actions as a "disproportionate" response.

On July 22, Lamont campaigned with two Democratic members of the House of Representatives — Maxine Waters of California and Marcy Kaptur of Ohio

A willingness to campaign with Waters and Kaptur "raises a question about his commitment" to Israel, one informal adviser to the Lieberman campaign told the Forward... "embracing two noted opponents of Israel, then he must share their views, and it's up to him to tell us that's not so, and why he is embracing them."

In response, Lamont said, "I've been very clear from the get-go that [I'm] a supporter of Israel."

In his interview with the Forward, Lamont said that he did not agree with calls for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah.

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