In the video released by the National Jewish Democratic Council, the
singer also names Obama-backed legislation on healthcare and LGBT
issues as reasons to vote for his reelection.
The Jewish singer and actress weighed in on the relationship between the U.S. and Israel under Obama, a topic that has often come up during the campaign. Mitt Romney has argued the president needs to play a tougher role as an ally to Israel, particularly in preventing a possible nuclear threat from Iran.
Obama has said he's not taking any options off the table to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, but Romney says his administration would levy even broader sanctions and increase the aircraft carrier task forces in the region as a signal that the U.S. is serious about a military option.
The National Jewish Democratic Council has been working to chip away at Romney’s argument that he would be a stronger ally to Israel, and earlier this week the group attempted to tie Romney’s personal investments to companies that have business dealings with Iran.
Streisand did not attack Romney on the subject, but she did argue in favor of the sanctions Obama has already imposed on Iran.
“President Obama continues to stand strongly with our ally Israel and in preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons while implementing the strictest sanctions ever,” Streisand said in the video.
Streisand also came out in support of the so-called Buffett Rule, an Obama proposal named for billionaire Warren Buffett that would raise tax rates on wealthy Americans. Streisand would fall under the category of high-earners who would have to pay more under the rule.
“A Romney administration would oppose the Buffett Rule, which would help ensure that those who make one million dollars per year pay their fair share of taxes,” Streisand warned in the ad, mimicking the rhetoric the president often uses on the campaign trail.
The singer also used her recent Brooklyn concert tour to share her support of Obama, and penned an op-ed for The Huffington Post and a fundraising email for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last month.