I do hope we can renew our support for Israel in January.
What most election observers don't realize, or would never express, is what informs the political division amongst American Jews. Most American Jews, the Orthodox in general being the exception, are not very religious or spiritual with respect to Israel or the G-d of Israel. Neither are they Zionists and cannot imagine giving up their creature comforts to make Aliyah and start over again as citizens of another country. Their ties with previous generations of Jews who were forced by historical oppression to change countries are far too tenuous. They experience guilt over their failure to measure up to their heritage. They want a way to ameliorate this guilt and being a "separate people" is a bit too difficult for them. Being loyal liberal Democrat party members is one path available. They can travel the world, distance themselves from Israel, conform to the socialist world order that barely tolerates Israel's existence, and if they must be activists is is so much safer to attack some more benign religion than Islam.
The majority of American Jews will support the Democrat Party until the orthodox community becomes the majority due to assimilation, intermarriage and differnt birthrates.
IMHO, American Jews have a long standing hostility towards Israel. Something I simply do not understand.
The American Jewish Committee poll of Florida Jews last month found that only 5% ranked US-Israel relations as ‘most important’, 9% as second most important, and 17% as third most important.
Democrats are Democrats first and formost.The Democrat Party is their god. The Democrat candidates are their prophets. Nothing else matters, the Democrat Party owns them;body and soul.