September 19th, 2011
05:32 PM ET
NEW YORK, NY (CNN) - As part of an ongoing outreach to Jewish voters and in response to mounting criticism of President Obama's record on Israel, and polls showing support in the Jewish community slipping, the Obama campaign is mounting a vigorous defense beginning with a national conference call on Tuesday.
In an email to Jewish supporters, Ira Forman, Jewish Outreach Director for the Obama campaign said, "the other side is working hard to distort the President's record - particularly when it comes to his strong support of Israel. To set the record straight, it'll be up to supporters like us who know the truth to get the word out."
DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former Rep. Robert Wexler, president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, will join the call to listen to concerns and walk participants through the president's record. The call will be followed with more details on the president's record posted on the campaign website.
The outreach takes place as President Obama is set to take center stage at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, where he's expected to address the issue of Palestinian statehood.