Ed Koch ‘Doesn’t Trust’ Obama on Israel

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19:  Ed Koch speaks at the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor at The Water Club Restaurant on May 19, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Ed Koch speaks at the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor at The Water Club Restaurant on May 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images) Photo: JP Yim/2011 Getty Images

I don’t believe in trusting politicians,” the former New York mayor Koch said in a radio show with Aaron Klein, a Jerusalem-based right-wing author whose two new titles accuse Obama of being a secret Socialist. Still, Koch is campaigning for the president out of pragmatism: “I believe that he is going to win whether I vote for him or not. I believe that he is going to win. So wouldn’t it be better that he wins changing his positions?” he explained. The position Koch most wants to change? Obama’s wait-and-see strategy with Israel and Iran. “We should say that an attack upon Israel is an attack upon the United States and that we will militarily respond,” he said. 

Koch Supports Obama, Doesn’t Trust Him on Israel