In the run-up to the 2008 US presidential elections, The Jerusalem Post
Internet Edition JPost.com has invited central presidential contenders to respond to questions on matters of importance to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.
We will be sending out questions to the candidates every two weeks or so. We started out with a relatively general inquiry about the importance they attach to the US's strategic alliance with Israel and how, if elected, they would work to foster that alliance (see below). The questions will get more specific as the campaign heats up.
The first question was sent to John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Mitt Romney, Joe Biden, Bill Richardson and Sam Brownback.
The contenders are being invited to participate, and given as much space as they wish to respond. We believe this platform offers a tremendous opportunity for the would-be presidents to detail their positions on key issues for our millions of readers, potential voters and supporters.
And we are delighted that, from the outset, so many of the candidates have found the time to participate, with carefully drafted, nuanced answers that offer real insight into their thinking.
David Horovitz, Editor-In-Chief
Question #1What's the importance of Israel as a strategic ally and how would your administration manage ties between the two countries?
Senator John McCain of Arizona (R)
Senator Hillary Clinton of New York (D)
Senator Barack Obama of Illinois (D)
Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts (R)
Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico (D)
Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas (R)
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