Why American Jews Are Standing With Israel

U.S. Jews are repelled by the killing, but their hawkish instincts say that an end to the fighting must ensure Hamas' disarming, and must not simply pave the way to another round of rockets and terror.

American Jews stand with Israel. At times of war and crisis, that’s the way it has always been, and this time is no different. Despite gruesome pictures of civilian casualties in Gaza, media coverage that is frequently critical of the Jewish State, and shrill and accusatory statements about Israel from UN officials and foreign diplomats, American Jewish support has been unwavering.