Polls Show Israel Advocacy Is Divorced From What Most American Jews Want

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Polls Show Israel Advocacy Is Divorced From What Most American Jews Want
A set of new polls show American voters place little value on Israel when determining how to vote, and are far more concerned about rising anti-Semitism at home.

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Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, American Jews have organized our political activism around advocating for Israel’s survival. For these past seven plus decades, Jewish institutions such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Federations of North America and multiple other groups have sought to define the meaning of support for Israel, and, by extension, to create political backing for that position.


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1  seeder  Atheist יוחנן בן אברהם אבינו    4 days ago

The rightwing in general, and a number of NTers in particular, have tried to put  themselves forward as what could be called "Jew-whisperers" in their misguided notion that by smearing anyone who dares to criticize Israel as anti-semitic (even as these same people followed their Shitbag's lead  ran interference for those happy nazis carrying torches shouting "Jews Will Not Replace Us" in Charlottesville) they can peel away American Jewish voters from the Democratic party.  I've put several other articles from the Israeli press showing what a scurvy lie and tactic it is to sling the antisemite slur around for making pertinent and accurate criticisms of Israeli government policies toward not just Palestinians but toward their its non-Jewish citizenry.  The latest election tells us that the Israeli public is also so split on that government's behavior that in spite of "winning" the last election Netanyahu has been unable to form a government.  

But this article is about American politics and the  position of the clear majority of Jews in it.  And it's as liberal as ever and very unlikely to change.  Oh, and the biggest take-away that rightwingers might just want to note is that American Jews are much more wary of the rising extreme rightwing violence in the country than US Israel policy.  


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