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Liberal Jews Turn on Obama
The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/1/12 | William Kristol

Posted on 06/01/2012 12:18:27 PM PDT by SaraJohnson

Have pro-Israel liberals—at least some of the intelligent ones—finally had enough of President Obama's incompetence and dithering with respect to Israel and the Middle East?

Apparently. First, there was the extraordinary column by well-known journalist Ari Shavit, a man of the left, in Israel's newspaper of the left, Haaretz, last Thursday. Here are the highlights (but by all means read the whole thing here):

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; israel; jewishvoters; nobama2012; obama
There's always hope for change. :)
1 posted on 06/01/2012 12:18:35 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

0bama, the first gay, muslim president.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 12:20:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SaraJohnson

2 + 2 = ?

What do you think “Polish death camps” was all about?


3 posted on 06/01/2012 12:21:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SaraJohnson

A change would give me some hope : )


4 posted on 06/01/2012 12:21:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

uh huh... They might bitch now but they always go home on election day.. And home is the democrat plantation..


5 posted on 06/01/2012 12:23:19 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
The story on the Florida synagogues keeping out Conservative Jewish dissenters seems to belie otherwise.
6 posted on 06/01/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: newnhdad

Sad but true.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 12:28:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Most of these secularized American Jews see no historical need for a land of Israel dedicated to their people. Even Israeli leftist Jews are still Israeli and have some fealty to the place. Not so for American leftist Jews.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 12:28:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: SaraJohnson

“Liberal Jews Turn on Obama”

NO, they won’t. American liberal jews and even normal non-GOP Jews will vote Dem. You can bet on it. Just like blacks and latinos, voting for a Pubbie’ is beyond their comprehension.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 12:30:31 PM PDT by max americana
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To: SaraJohnson

Don’t hold your breath, these are Israelis talking. Self-hating liberal Jews in the US dislike Israel as much as they dislike the US.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 12:34:57 PM PDT by jazzo (MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: SaraJohnson
Have pro-Israel liberals—at least some of the intelligent ones—finally had enough..?

Alas, not the ones I've met. Most maintain that he's done a great job, that I'm paranoid, and too biased to see the subtle improvements he's made that build the foundation for the long term good of the country.

11 posted on 06/01/2012 12:36:27 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SaraJohnson

With all due respect, liberal jews have turned against Jews (and Israel) long ago.

(Small cap on jew when preceded by the curse-word “liberal” intended).


12 posted on 06/01/2012 12:39:40 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

[ With all due respect, liberal jews have turned against Jews (and Israel) long ago.

(Small cap on jew when preceded by the curse-word “liberal” intended). ]

The only country in whole G-D Forsaken middle east that has Women’s Rights and protects Gays from being killed by their government and the liberals are the first to sell it down the river in favor of their “multicultural(sic) muslim pals”....


13 posted on 06/01/2012 12:49:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Traditional Reform Judaism had no use or need for Zionism, having replaced “The Temple” with a lot of local temples throughout the world, and thereby considering Israel to be nothing more than an historical relic. With the establishment of Israel, this was an inconvenience that the “new” Reform movement has tried to adjust to. But I am sure that the existence of Israel as the “home” of Judaism is something that Liberal Reform/secular Jews could live without.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 12:57:16 PM PDT by Optimist
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To: SaraJohnson

Another boo hoo moment. American Jews consistently choose to pay tribute to their executioner.

Valerie Jarrett wrote that damn speech in Cairo, bet anything. She is an Arab and this is an Arab administration.

American Jews, with both hands, helped elect this human personality disorder who sits in the WH overseeing Israel as a plantation, while they ignore and reject Republican WASPS, who would crawl through glass on their hands and knees to comfort and provide for Israel’s defense and autonomy.

Their unconscienable voting habit looks no further than for the (D) in any ballot box. Let them eat quiche crumbs from the table they set for themselves with the Arab host they elected to entertain them.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 12:57:39 PM PDT by RitaOK (No Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: SaraJohnson

It’s about time!


16 posted on 06/01/2012 12:58:19 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory.” Thomas Jefferson)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; newnhdad

I will believe this when I see it. Oh sure, maybe 3% of Jews will flip. I’m infinitely skeptical of anything over a single-digit flip.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 1:00:24 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through is nothing compared to the Middle Ages.)
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To: GraceG

I am convinced Valerie Jarrett is behind the policy and Obama is the straight man who provides her ME policy the detached bravado it requires but belched up from his acute personality disorder.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 1:03:06 PM PDT by RitaOK (No Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: SaraJohnson
Hope he pi$$es off as many people as possible>

With this uneducated, uncaring electorate we'll need all the votes we can get to rid ourselves of this anti-American traitor!!!

19 posted on 06/01/2012 1:14:00 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: SaraJohnson
Attention Mr. William Kristol, the Liberal Jews are NOT going to dump the Kenyan Muslim Marxist. They will note for him because he has a “D” after his name. They could not vote “R’ if you put a gun to their heads.
20 posted on 06/01/2012 1:22:07 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SaraJohnson

I’ll believe this when I see the exit polls in November.

My take.....

This is politically correct Hard Left lip service toward Israel.

75% of American Jews will never walk away from their Socialist agenda, even if that means harm to Israel.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 1:23:42 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Agreed. I’ve been to Reformed “Synagogues”, and most attendees don’t believe in G-d. They do, however, believe in the primacy of the Democrat Party.

Chabadniks are maybe 50% R / 50% D. It’s a little more balanced politically, and they do believe in G-d!


22 posted on 06/01/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Obama could openly take a leak in their Manishevitz and this November? They’ll vote for him.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 1:27:56 PM PDT by albie
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To: Da Coyote

I was at a Purim festival at a Synagogue in Seattle, Temple Beth El on 35th N.E., in which they literally substituted “Bush” for “Haman” so everyone could Boo appropriately.

For you Christians, that’s like substituting “Romney” for “Judas” at Easter.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

What had they been smoking? Haman was bad news for the exiled Jews in Persia. Now somehow George W. Bush was bad news for Jews in the USA? How so?


25 posted on 06/01/2012 1:36:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Optimist

The founding of modern Israel, in fact, had more to do with Christians than it did with Reform Jews. To be exact, Protestants and evangelicals with a particular theological view which took the Old Testament more literally than their forebears did. And I tend to agree with these Christians. As part of the final acts of the world drama, Jews will once more converge upon their holy land, conquer their mortal enemies, and there will be a brand new temple erected. Then Christians and modern Jews differ on what comes next; Christians insist that Jesus Christ will be recognized by the Jewish people.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Never mind. They’ll still vote or him in the hundreds of thousands.


27 posted on 06/01/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Chabadniks are maybe 50% R / 50% D. It’s a little more balanced politically, and they do believe in G-d!”

OHH! A synagogue with only 50% commies/treasonous on two feet!

Be still my beating heart.

Oops, make that “Calm down, gag reflex!”


28 posted on 06/01/2012 2:44:28 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: SaraJohnson

As time passed, the fact that Obama wrote the speech himself, against the advice of all his advisers, was made public.

Because Obama is a (secret) Muslim!


29 posted on 06/01/2012 3:02:06 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: SaraJohnson

ping


30 posted on 06/01/2012 3:03:08 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: SaraJohnson; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; ChicagoHebrew; Hildy

What can Romney do to reach out to these voters specifically, some of whom have never voted Republican for President before?


31 posted on 06/01/2012 4:59:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: SaraJohnson

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=4535

Poll: US Jews favor Obama, don’t consider Israel when voting

New national poll conducted for the Workmen’s Circle, a Jewish activist organization, finds that Obama out-polls Romney by 59% to 27% among Jews • Survey also shows that economic justice is main driver of Jewish vote, whereas attachment to Israel is not a strong factor in presidential voting decision....


32 posted on 06/01/2012 5:09:28 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SaraJohnson

So he will only get 60% of the Jewish vote.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: jjotto

“economic justice” = euphemism for marxism.

When someone mentions “ecomonic justice”, have your pistol handy just in case. A mugging is almost surely at hand.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: DAC21; GladesGuru; dennisw; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; All
The story on the Florida synagogues keeping out conservative Jewish dissenters...

Can you please provide me with a link to that story?

A day or two ago, there was a story to the contrary: a synagogue in Miami had arranged for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to speak in the sanctuary. When a wealthy Republican member of the congregation heard of the plan, he demanded that the event be held in the auditorium with a Republican present on stage to counter Wasserman-Schultz. As of now, the event has been canceled.

35 posted on 06/01/2012 8:42:28 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Clintonfatigued
What can Romney do to reach out to these voters specifically, some of whom have never voted Republican for President before?

If you're talking about pro-Israel voters, Jewish voters for whom Israel is a major concern, Romney need not do anything more than he has been doing: pointing out that he regards Israel as a valuable and reliable ally in the Middle East and bash Obama for his pro-Islamic, pro-Palestinian, pro-Iranian positions which have put Israel at risk.

Obama is generally despised in Israel, for good reason. In 2008, McCain got 3/4 of the votes of Americans abroad in Israel. This year, Romney, simply by being the anti-Obama, will do better than that.

36 posted on 06/01/2012 9:04:04 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SaraJohnson

I don’t believe this.


37 posted on 06/03/2012 4:03:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Yes, it is hard to believe.


38 posted on 06/03/2012 9:55:29 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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