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Obama's Jewish backers on edge over his Mideast peace plan

Obama's Jewish backers on edge over his Mideast peace plan

President Obama's Jewish fund-raising network is trying to calm uneasy donors who fear that his blueprint for Middle East peace would jeopardize Israel’s security.  Although Obama's core fund-raising volunteers aren’t panicking, they say his outline for a peace deal has created unexpected obstacles that make it more difficult to meet short-term fund-raising targets. Obama laid out his vision of a Middle East peace accord in two addresses over the last week: a major speech Thursday and then a kind of do-over before the powerful pro-Israel lobby AIPAC on Sunday. Obama's basic proposition is this: A peace deal should take as its starting point the boundary...

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