Obama, American Jews, Netanyahu - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Robman
    • 24.05.10 | 20:09 (IDT)

    I absolutely don't agree with this article. The author fails to mention recent reliable polling which shows that only 42% of Jewish voters would vote for Obama again, while 46% would vote for "anyone" besides Obama. The fact is that Obama lied through his teeth about support for Israel in the months leading up to the election. Jewish Americans like myself who knew better tried to warn people, but were written off as "paranoid alarmists". Now, most Jews I meet who voted for Obama regret doing so. There is, of course, a significant minority of Jewish Americans who are not supportive of Israel. Having been involved in Israel advocacy for more than a dozen years myself, anecdotally, I would guess this represents about 30% of Jews here. This number is still too high, but the solid majority of Jews still support Israel. The problem for many Jews here is that they don't have the information or the self-confidence to be any more than "closet" supporters of Israel, so they don't speak out, and go unnoticed by people such as Akiva Elder. Netanyahu is very popuiar not only among Jews here, but also among non-Jewish supporters of israel. We see him as the right mat at the right time. What a disaster if Livni had gotten in! Maybe the editorial staff of Haaretz does not agree, but most who support Israel here see Netanyahu as the best hope for Israel right now in standing up to Obama, who is nothing but an Islamist apologist, a stooge for the Saudi agenda.

    from the article: Obama's Jewish minefield is Israel's bomb
    First published 01:57 24.05.10 | Last updated 01:57 24.05.10
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