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No home for Israel inside the Democratic Party
Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | GIDON BEN-ZVI

Posted on 07/31/2014 5:33:25 PM PDT by SJackson

Slaves to gut emotion, and averse to rigorous academic research, liberals do not bother to figure out who is right or wrong in any conflict.

It's official: the Democratic Party has abandoned Israel to its fate. This development has nothing to do with that most ancient of hatreds, anti-Semitism. Rather, in an age when a compelling narrative increasingly trumps a cold, hard history lesson, Israel's version of the events leading up to Operation Protective Edge, while factually sound, is a snoozer.

The results of a recent Pew Research Center poll revealed the largest partisan gap in forty years on the issue of supporting Israel.

Conducted from July 8-14, the week Israel began its air operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip but before its ground invasion, the poll asked 1,805 respondents, “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, which side to you sympathize with more—Israel or the Palestinians?”

The poll found that respondents considering themselves conservative Republicans supported Israel by 77 percent, compared to 68 percent of moderate Republicans. Among Democrats, 48 percent of moderate Democrats supported Israel, compared to 39 percent of liberal Democrats.

In other words, 61 percent of liberal Democrats either sympathize with Hamas, a group of war criminals designated as a terrorist organization by, among many other countries, the United States, or are utterly apathetic to the plight of a small, faraway democracy whose millions of citizens are being forced to flee for their lives under daily, sometimes hourly, rocket fire.

While the Israeli government and its supporters have done a valiant job of delivering just the facts to a ravenous international media, the fix is in. After all, you would have to be made of stone to not be moved to tears by the sight of defenseless Palestinians being mowed down by the Israeli war machine.

Israel vs. Hamas. Goliath vs. David. Got it.

Now, at the risk of throwing cold water on the misguided passions of Hamas supporters and the otherwise uninformed, let us compare founding documents.

The Hamas Covenant states "…Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."

Doesn't leave much room for a Turkish and Qatari-backed cease fire, does it?

Now, let us get a glimpse into the heart of darkness that is, to the mind of many liberal Democrats, the Israel Defense Forces.

"The IDF and its soldiers are obligated to protect human dignity. Every human being is of value regardless of his or her origin, religion, nationality, gender, status or position."

Sounds positively progressive.

The Israel Defense Forces is sending soldiers into the hornet’s nest of Palestinian terror - booby-trapped with mines and riddled with subterranean tunnels - when it could simply be carpet-bombing these areas.

Let's not forget that during World War II, the British army responded to Nazi attacks by levelling entire German cities from the air, with tens of thousands of innocent civilians being killed as a result.

I don't recall a war crimes tribunal being convened against the WINNERS of WWII.

Yet, the IDF's unimaginable restraint has left good American liberals in a tizzy of moral outrage.

What is it about men in uniform that never fails to make good-hearted (is there any other kind) progressives see red?

This phenomenon may be connected to how the liberal Democrat processes information. Slaves to gut emotion, and averse to rigorous academic research, liberals do not bother to figure out who is right or wrong in any conflict.

Instead, they instinctively root for the scruffy-looking student, professor or terrorist and against the uniformed military.

Hamas is responsible for the murder of more than 1,000 Israeli civilians in terrorist attacks since 1996. Its founding charter calls not only for the destruction of the State of Israel, but the murder of all Jews.

Each missile that Hamas is now launching against Israel constitutes a crime against humanity because it is directed at civilian targets.

Forced to respond to such attacks, Israel is doing so, but only after warning Gazans to evacuate their homes before bombardment. In such a case, if someone is killed, international law considers it a mistake rather than an intentional killing.

Back to the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. In 2014, you will find Israel's staunchest and most consistent defenders in the Republican Party.

Meanwhile, the ranks of Democrats include a good number of the State of Israel's harshest, most vocal critics.

As such, Israel has no home in today's Democratic Party.


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1 posted on 07/31/2014 5:33:25 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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2 posted on 07/31/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: SJackson
During their 2012 Convention, the Democrats voted out God and Israel. People can play the YouTube video themselves. The voice vote was clear.
3 posted on 07/31/2014 5:36:20 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SJackson

What I never could understand is why the Jews in America support the Democrats. I have been amazed for decades.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 5:37:19 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: SkyPilot

I remember that Tony Villar got diss for that


5 posted on 07/31/2014 5:38:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SJackson

“No home for Israel inside the Democratic Party”

Please, don’t worry Bibi, your complimentary Amerikan missiles will be there in time before the end of the cease-fire.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 5:38:54 PM PDT by CharleysPride (A accipitris volatu supra quinque vexillis)
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To: SJackson

It’s all part of the liberal self-loathing death wish.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 5:41:39 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: SJackson

“As such, Israel has no home in today’s Democratic Party.”

Israel is a country and as such does not belong to any party. But Jews are people and they do. Having worked for an Israeli company and counting many as friends or at least good acquaintances I can state I have never met a dual citizen who was a Republican. None who were not citizens, but guest workers, supported any traditional Republican ideals. (I inserted “traditional” because of the likes of John McCain, Marco Rubio and others who fly under false colors and do not represent any (or many) conservative ideals.)


8 posted on 07/31/2014 5:41:59 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SJackson

Over at DU, they are anti Israel and anti semetic. It’s so bad I couldn’t imagine a liberal Jew gracing that forum.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 5:42:14 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

The country club theory

Some writer, maybe `The Kennedys’, suggested that old Joe Kennedy went Democrat because his family was excluded from WASP country clubs.
So it might be the same thing soon for Jews tired of seeing Israel castigated by the Democrats. As far as that goes, we’re seeing many of us put off by GOP country club types.

We could be looking in 2016 at a new party made up of Americans fed up with both parties, and that includes young people working 2-3 jobs, no health insurance but paying a penalty, and put off by Obama, Pelosi, Reid & Company’s, and Boehner, McCain and McConnell’s & Company’s respective high-flown boolshite.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 5:46:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: SJackson

The Democrat hat trick

The Democrats have turned against God, the Democrats have turned against Israel and the Democrats have turned against the Jews


11 posted on 07/31/2014 5:46:45 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SJackson

The Left hates Israel because Leftists hate God.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 5:52:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SJackson

Which came first, Hamas or the Democrats?


13 posted on 07/31/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: SJackson

The Dems BOOED Israel during their 2012 election..it was so blatant that even Villaraigosa was shocked..he had to repeat it THREE TIMES and they still booed Israel..yet here you have American Jews OVERWHELMINGLY voting Democrat after seeing that display


14 posted on 07/31/2014 6:05:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
What I never could understand is why the Jews in America support the Democrats. I have been amazed for decades.

This might help:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/03/8-fascinating-trends-in-how-american-jews-think-about-israel/

15 posted on 07/31/2014 6:07:21 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Really great point to remember. That was disgraceful and they’re never called on that behavior.

In addition, it never ceases to amaze me that so many Jews vote Democrat. I do however believe (hope) it is more from secular Jews.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 6:10:02 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer!)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

What I never could understand is why the Jews in America support the Democrats. I have been amazed for decades.
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Me too. I invite rational explanations.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 6:16:35 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: BlueHorseShoe

Because, and I know this for a fact because I live here in LA and know people like this..American Jews really don’t give a rats behind about Israel..Israel is a country far far away and they have no connection to it. I think many of them realize the horrible mistake they made by voting for this schmuck but the majority of them still adore Obama and as long as they are getting what they want here, they don’t care about what happens over there


18 posted on 07/31/2014 6:17:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

Agreed!


19 posted on 07/31/2014 6:23:30 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BlueHorseShoe

Orthodox Jews largely vote for Republicans. A few in New York and perhaps Chicago got bought off, but they will pay for it in November.

Conservative Jews are split but there is a major shift towards conservatism underway as old traditions are being undermined by the Marxist Democrats (and black anti-semitism is rising even in Congress).

Reform Jews. Once they were called Atheists. There are a few honorable ones but they keep their mouths shut for fear of being called McCarthyites and baby-killers.

This Jew: I left the Democrat Party in 1968 when they sold us out in Vietnam. Never came back and never will. To do so would be to betray my friends who died in Nam and Cambodia.
This I will never do.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 6:27:26 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SJackson

Its surprising because liberals love welfare cases and Gaza ranks right up there at the top.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT by ully2
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To: SJackson
Meanwhile, the ranks of Democrats include a good number of the State of Israel's harshest, most vocal critics.

As such, Israel has no home in today's Democratic Party.

But you will find many American Jews in the Democrat Party rooting for Hamas to prevail. Too many American Jews will accept genocide if it is approved by the Democrat Party and refuse succor if it comes from any group that seems to be Conservative or even Republican.

22 posted on 07/31/2014 6:37:11 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: SJackson

We should just start calling them (Democrats) what they really are: The Party of Satan. Would love to hear Sarah Palin call them that.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 6:38:44 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Right_in_Virginia

I knew the safety of Israel was low on concern list for many American Jews but I had no idea that things were as messed up as what that article suggests.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/03/8-fascinating-trends-in-how-american-jews-think-about-israel/

Is it accurate?


24 posted on 07/31/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: CharleysPride
The US is paying for Hamas to purchase new and better missiles from North Korea. The money is for Humanitarian purposes but it is given to Hamas directly. It will go to North Korea to prepare for the next round after Israel relents and gives them some breathing and regrouping room.

We played this game in Vietnam. We won the war-WON it at least twice. The gentlemen in Hanoi were ready to sue for peace and were preparing to deal with an American occupation of the North and Uncle Lyndon decided we were not being fair to our Noble Enemy and at critical points we backed off so that the enemy could refresh, regroup, re-arm and dragoon more peasants for the next meatgrinder session.

25 posted on 07/31/2014 6:43:39 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: SkyPilot; Kaslin; SeekAndFind; miss marmelstein; left that other site; Yaelle; Sarah Barracuda; ...
During their 2012 Convention, the Democrats voted out God and Israel. People can play the YouTube video themselves. The voice vote was clear.

What happened was that the 'Rat platform, it was noticed, was presented to the convention (1)without mention of G-d and (2)without the statement of recognition of Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. This would have been the first 'Rat platform in recent history with those omissions. So the Obama WH got a little worried and ordered the Convention to amend the platform to correct the language.

With respect to the insertion of a "Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel" statement then, Los Angeles mayor Villagarosa, presiding over the convention, didn't trust the delegates to do that via a regular head count vote. Rather than be embarrassed by such a vote ending up in a rejection of the "Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel" statement in the platform, Villagarosa opted for a voice vote. Listening in, it would seem that the "nays" were in the majority on three occasions. Nonetheless, Villagarosa arbitrarily declared that the Jerusalem statement received a majority of the voice vote and stuck it officially in the platform, albeit reluctantly.

Given that history, it's no surprise that the Pew polling results of Americans on support for Israel in the current conflict show such a gap between members of the two parties.

26 posted on 07/31/2014 6:52:03 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SJackson

and no self-respecting Christian or Jew has any place in the new (IslamoNazi/Communist/Sorosian) D party, either.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 6:53:23 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: SJackson

The Democrat Party (with the help of Republicans) has handed the United States of America a ticket to destruction. And it ain’t going to be pretty. There are promises all through the Bible. It is a case of reprobate minds on board.

“I (God) will bless those who bless you (Israel) and will curse those who curse you” (Gen 12:3)

http://www.alphanewsdaily.com/Warning%201%20Israel%20Jerusalem.html


28 posted on 07/31/2014 7:17:44 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: SJackson
Are God and I the only ones who remember that they voted to exclude Him and Israel from their party platform at the 2012 DNC convention?

THREE TIMES?

29 posted on 07/31/2014 7:22:18 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: SkyPilot

Good. I’m not the only human who remembered that.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They didn’t just boo, they VOTED to exclude, and cheered when Israel was removed,


31 posted on 07/31/2014 7:24:40 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void

I was flipping through the channels and heard Derek Prince, preacher, say that as a Brit he saw the beginning of the downfall of his country (Great Britain) in 1948 when they turned their backs on Israel. I found this to refresh my memory. http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/the_state_of_israel/


32 posted on 07/31/2014 8:54:33 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: null and void

God TV is providing excellent coverage of the Israel conflict.


33 posted on 07/31/2014 8:56:06 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: SJackson
It's about democracy. The Democrats are against it. They'd be okay with Israel if it was a tyranny like ALL the Arab countries (ask the Iraqi Shiites about Malik and his cronies).

The Obama administration and the Democratic party are the friends of tyranny and the enemy of freedom. Including ours.

34 posted on 07/31/2014 9:00:26 PM PDT by Thud
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Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools


35 posted on 07/31/2014 9:35:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I agree with your descriptions even with my limited exposure. I made a decision to convert to Judaism in 1992, and long story short, I started by attending services and classes at a Reform temple thinking I would be more accepted. Wrong.

I was hungry for religion and ritual and I discovered sadly there was more left-wing politicking and Republican bashing even during service. I ended up walking out one morning after having had enough, actually sobbing all the way to my car.

That was two months short of my formal conversion and though I followed by attending a Conservative temple I never quite made it official. I do consider myself Jewish in belief however.

To add, I ran into one of the Rabbis from Reform a few months later and she questioned what had happened to me. When I told her I wanted religion and not politics of any kind, btw, not even my brand, she wholeheartedly agreed it had been a problem that had driven many away.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 11:35:30 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer!)
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To: CharleysPride
“No home for Israel inside the Democratic Party”

Please, don’t worry Bibi, your complimentary Amerikan missiles will be there in time before the end of the cease-fire.

Philip_Freneau? That you?

37 posted on 08/01/2014 11:33:25 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: CharleysPride

They aren’t free, Congress demanded and Israel traded to America a percentage of the rights to the anti missile tech which was INVENTED IN ISRAEL.

On top of that you agree with that islamicst scum Erdogan here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3182506/posts?page=13#13

that Israel will be as barbaric as the nazis.

What are you, a freaking moron?
How’s that hamasshole taste, huh?


38 posted on 08/08/2014 11:29:54 AM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; SJackson

Look, another cockroach.


39 posted on 08/08/2014 11:30:44 AM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Yehuda

If it takes you that much time to compose a response, I’ll be brief since you obviously have a pretty impressive stalking schedule.

Meh, I have no problem with you, comrade — you fly the US flag on your page so I’ll give the benefit of being sincere.


40 posted on 08/08/2014 1:29:46 PM PDT by CharleysPride (A accipitris volatu supra quinque vexillis)
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