As a non-Jew growing up in Los Angeles' Dem. Party politics; I learned one thing fast, “get the Jewish vote or we don't win”. Ditto New York and dozens of other cities, not forgetting Miami. (And note: Obama won Florida, which he couldn't have done without a sizeable chunk of the Jewish retiree vote.) But there has long been another undercurrent; Fundamentalist Christians think the USA is the “New Israel” and they are the “New Jews”. Israel justifies the USA and vice-versa. (Note HUGE GOP support and paltry Dem. support.) But many young Jews are fed-up They want Israel of course, but an “Israel” at peace with its neighbours. In 2008 that was part of the “Great Hope” that was Barack Obama. This situation gives Obama a chance to be, or not to be, some version of that “Great Hope”. Will he be? Or will he just keep on schlepping with Netanyahu.
Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers 24-10, winning Super Bowl 50 (Haaretz)
from the article: Poll: Majority of Americans say Israel's Gaza offensive is justified
After publishing a scathing account of what he saw in the first Lebanon war, Dov Yirmiya was dismissed from the army.03:57 08.02.16 | 0 comments