American Jews and Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Edward
    • 12.11.12 | 10:09 (IST)

    I think it's clear that around 25% of America's Jews would vote Republican, no matter what--they may harp on Israel as their reason--but even if Israel was off the table, they would vote Republican. I'm guessing 5% were swayed by the Republicans-are-better-for-Israel mindset. Israelis should not be surprised that the overwhelming majority of American Jews vote Democrat. Israelis don't like American Jews. What they have a hard time understanding is that a large core of American Jews hold equally negative views of them. That's because Israelis, like Republicans who watch only Fox News, live inside of a bubble in which they go to GA conferences, hear about Jewish Federation love fests and think that so many American Jews adore them. They don't. Worse still: that Israel's Prime Minister interceded in the US election on behalf of Mitt Romney and that he has ingratiated himself to Congressional Republicans, has only turned off a large number of younger Jewish voters. Israel is making it, in the long run, a lot harder for itself in America.

    from the article: What American Jews see in Obama
    First published 05:55 12.11.12 | Last updated 05:55 12.11.12
Haaretz Headlines
A partial view of Israel's Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Negev desert.

Israel asks Egypt to drop nuclear challenge at IAEA

Netanyahu's advisers went to Cairo three weeks ago to discuss matter with Egypt Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, who heads effort to lobby internationally against Israel's nuclear program.

IDF soldiers in the West Bank village of Awarta, June 26, 2014.

Israeli officer wounded in shootout with Palestinians

IDF forces, accompanied by members of a police counterterrorism unit and Shin Bet security service, come under fire in West Bank town while attempting to conduct arrest.

Daniel Barenboim plays on his new piano at the Royal Festival Hall in London on May 26, 2015.

Daniel Barenboim, Israel's voodoo doll

For generations of Israeli governments, Barenboim is a tremendous find. Mention of his name is more effective than the Iranian bomb, because for the right Barenboim is the ultimate symbol of fear.

A Philistine altar from the late Canaanite era.

What Philistines brought to ancient Israel

New study finds no trace of sycamore trees, poppies and cumin before the advent of the Philistines, who evidently changed more than the region's geopolitics.