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Monday, October 23, 2006

Schizophrenic American Jewry

Can someone please explain this to me? 81% of American Jewry believe that the Arabs want to destroy the State of Israel rather than just get back territory - and yet 54% want to give them the 'Palestinian state' that is the tool for them to destroy Israel. They don't want a State of Israel?

57% back Israel taking military action to block Iran from obtaining nuclear arms, while 35% are opposed and the rest say they don't know. However, the numbers are practically reversed - 38% to 54% - when it comes to the United States acting by force against Iran. They're willing to fight against Iran down to the last Israeli?

56% feel Israel and her Arab neighbors will never be able "to settle their differences and live in peace," compared to 38% who disagreed. But 54% want a 'Palestinian state' anyway?

And unfortunately, 54% of those surveyed identified as Democrats rather than Republicans (15%). The rest were either Independents (29%) or not sure (3%).

I wonder what the survey would have said if they'd asked how many equate Judaism with 'liberalism.' I'm going to guess somewhere in the 55-64% range.


At 6:34 AM, Blogger Bret said...

Why'd y'all withdraw from gaza if you weren't ultimately interested in a two-state solution (i.e. create a Palestinian state)? Why'd you dismantle the settlements? I suspect the 54% just think that's what y'all are planning for and that they're being supportive.

Being supportive in no way correlates to what we think about the viability of Israel. I'm sure many American Jews (myself included) are quite pessimistic regarding Israel's future. If we were optimistic, we might, ya know, move there. Unless y'all start cranking out the babies and somehow the Arabs learn restraint, I don't see how you'll be able to survive the century. This last little adventure in Lebanon did little to boost confidence over here BTW.

I think y'all should move (back) to the United States. That's the best chance for the long term survival of Jews in my opinion.

At 6:51 AM, Blogger Cobra said...

Liberalism is a mental disease, as said by Michael Savage.

At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem seems to be a religious one. Jews who practice Judaism generallty get it. And by Judaism I am not refering to watered-down cults like reform or conservative, etc.
Think you're safe in the US? Yea, so did the liberalized Jews in Germany, in the early 19th century.

At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PIMF, make it 20th century.

At 2:21 PM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

i want to give the palestinians gaza and most of the west bank..

it's called a "target rich" enviroment.

give them an area to call a state. if they still terrorize then bomb them.

At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the arabs' intentions are not clear to you yet, no amount of extra rope we give them will convince you.
They got Gaza, they still terrorize from there. Why are we not bombing them????

At 5:47 PM, Blogger M. Simon said...

My theory is that making war on an "occupied people" is bad pr. Making war on a state that attacks you is easieer to justify (see Lebanon July/Aug '06)


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