David Axelrod just sent this note to supporters
Monday night, I watched our president reaffirm his unwavering support for the state of Israel in a way that moved me to my core.
You have to see the video from last night. It was truly a powerful moment.
It has been clear throughout his first term that President Obama's commitment to Israel is unshakable. For him, it's also personal. Last night, he told us a story: As a candidate four years ago, he took a trip that helped shaped how he understood our ally, the state of Israel. I was there.
Instead of taking donors with him, or hosting a fundraiser in Jerusalem like Governor Romney did this summer, then-Senator Obama visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum, to remember the unspeakable evil of the Holocaust, and the long history of the Jewish people in the land of Israel.
Then he went to Sderot, a border town that withstood storms of missiles from Hamas. He met families there who showed him where the missiles struck near their children's bedrooms.
President Obama saw those families and thought of his own children. He put himself in their shoes and felt their suffering. So, when he became president, he funded the Iron Dome missile defense system to help stop those attacks.
There is a special bond between the United States and Israel. It goes beyond strategic interests -- it goes to shared values and history. Like President Obama said last night: If Israel is attacked, America will stand with Israel. And as long as he's president, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.
President Obama stands with Israel, and we need to stand with him.
Make sure everyone you know watches this video from last night and passes it along.