How a person of the Jewish faith or sympathetic to the nation of Israel could support Obama is beyond me. He attended an anti-semitic "church" for twenty years and has been endorsed by all of America's and Israel's enemies around the world. That is the only reason the LA Times would not be releasing that tape, it shows Obama at a party with raging anti-semites and toasting one of them,PLO and Yasser Arafat spokesman Rashid Khalidi, before he went to fill the Edward Said chair at Columbia Univ. That is Edward Said sitting to Obama's left.
Obama also helped funnel large amounts of money to Khalidi's through the Woods Fund.
“Mr. Khalidi is said to have made Mr. Obama's acquaintance when they were colleagues at the University of Chicago, with Mr. Obama a lecturer at the law school and Mr. Khalidi a professor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. In Chicago in 1995, Mr. Khalidi and his wife Mona founded the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), a group associated with confrontational statements of support for Palestinians and antagonism toward Israel. In 2001 and again in 2002, the Woods Fund of Chicago, with directors [Bill] Ayers and Obama, made grants of $40,000 and $35,000 to the AAAN. Importantly, the AAAN vice-president Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada has remembered Mr. Obama's speaking in 1999 against ‘Israeli occupation’ at a charity event for a West Bank refugee camp; and Mr. Abunimah … has also recalled Mr. and Mrs. Obama at a fundraiser held for the then-Congressional candidate Obama in 2000 at Rashid and Mona Khalidi's home, where Mr. Obama made convincing statements in support of the Palestinian cause.”
Much more on Khalidi can be found here.
It seems Senator Obama has been far more comfortable associating with radicals far outside of the American mainstream than with ordinary Americans he considers to be bitter because we love freedom.