These people don't speak for American Jewry - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Basil
    • 05.12.09 | 03:59 (IST)

    Many American Jews believe in human rights, and the one should not be simply oppressed because one was deemed as "other" because many American Jews remember historically that many Jews were treated as others worthy of oppression, and that's why many Jews in America supported the civil rights movement. It's not in the spirit of supporting labor unions and civil rights as many American Jews did, to support Israel in every single case and harass American politicians. Most American Jews are Americans first just as most American Muslims are Americans first. Some Jews and Muslims think in a separated way from society just as some splinter Evangelicals. Do they represent most Jews? No. These are some American Jews who use money and power in ways people spoke out against in the Jewish community. It's improper behavior.

    from the article: American Jews eye Obama's 'anti-Israel' appointees
    First published 12:44 04.12.09 | Last updated 15:01 04.12.09
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