Chris, your analysis of american politics is pretty skewed... your statement that implied that the hispanic and african american ethnic based vote , rather than jewish vote, got Obama elected is incorrect.... all americans, white and jewish ones too voted him in to office. President Obama won because he got the most votes in electoral college, his campaign took off in Iowa and new england-both areas with low numbers of ethnic voters. Jewish voting power has always been limited due to our limited population and just concentrated in certain metropolitan regions at that. Regarding the # of american jews that agree with obama, the number is over 50%, uncertain specific numbers. Re Israeli political strategic thinking...ben GUrion warned that the west bank was a swamp...and was correct.
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from the article: Indyk: If Israel manages alone, it can decide alone