It's not about U.S. Jewish or Israeli poll results.... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Hanna
    • 11.12.09 | 04:12 (IST)

    Israeli public opinion is of no concern to Obama. Even U.S. Jewish voter approval is insignificant; the Jewish "pro-Israel" vote is probably less than 1% of the U.S. electorate. It's about campaign contributions. And that won't last forever. I seriously doubt that the heirs of the Jewish-American fortunes will choose Israel and her interests as the major recipient of their largess once mom and dad have passed. The generation of U.S. Jews who were traumatized by the holocaust and, to a lesser extent, by U.S. anti-semitism, will soon pass (when I was growing up, we as Jews, along with African Americans, were not allowed to live in the lovely old neighborhood down the street, nor belong to the country club across the street). The U.S. has changed, and so too have the attitudes and concerns of the younger generations of U.S. Jews. And with the advent of the internet, history is harder to spin. U.S.Jews of the future will have little interest in supporting an extremist ethnocracy.

    from the article: Poll: More Israelis like Obama, but don't feel he supports them
    First published 15:20 10.12.09 | Last updated 15:44 10.12.09
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