WASHINGTON – Dennis Ross and Alan Dershowitz, high-profile supporters of both
Israel and US President Barack Obama, told The Jerusalem Post Thursday they were
confident the president would support Israel should it attack Iran in a
last-ditch effort to stop a nuclear bomb, and that Obama would attack Iran
himself if necessary.
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They also took issue with Republican presidential
challenger Mitt Romney’s recently uncovered statements at a closed-door
fund-raiser in May about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, where he said he
doesn’t see much potential for a two-state solution.
“You hope for some
degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved
problem,” Romney said, pointing to a lack of desire for peace on the part of
Palestinians and the security risks Israel would have to take in any two-state