Well this is pretty startling.
Two major Jewish groups are trying to round up others in support of something called the “National Pledge for Unity on Israel,” which seeks to prevent candidates from criticizing each other’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
From the Pledge:
We salute the long line of American leaders who have moved beyond their often bitter policy differences over issues of the day to stand shoulder to shoulder together on the side of a strong and enduring U.S.-Israel relationship.
The Jewish community has had a strong interest in ensuring that American support for Israel is one of the critical strategic issues that unites rather than divides parties and officials. U.S. – Israel friendship should never be used as a political wedge issue.
The intent of the Pledge, produced by the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Community, is to immunize President Obama against criticism from Republicans charges his policies have been hostile toward Israel.