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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Once again, Jews vote against their own self-interest

Exit polls in the United States yesterday indicated that 87% of America's Jews - the highest percentage since 1994 - voted for Democrats in yesterday's elections. YNet thinks that US Jews voted for pro-Israel candidates, even if they weren't the most pro-Israel candidates available:
In this election, Jews voted for candidates they thought would be good for Israel, but not necessarily the ones who would be the best for Israel, said Steve Rabinowitz, an elections expert who served in the White House during the Clinton era.

Jews didn't vote for anti-Israeli candidates, but also didn't ignore other issues important to them: the war in Iraq, the economy, immigration, the environment and abortion, he explained.
I wonder whether Rabinowitz would describe the newly-elected Congressman from CAIR as pro-Israel.

Well, 87% of American Jews Dhimmis may be pleased to hear that Yasser Arafat's former advisor, now the Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset (yes, we Israelis are Dhimmis too), Ahmad Tibi, agrees with them.
The Republican Party's loss of control over the US House of Representatives was good news for United Arab List MK Ahmed Tibi, who praised Americans on Wednesday for voting against the party of US President George W. Bush.

Tibi was one of several MKs who reacted to an American election that will likely have a significant impact on the future of US policies toward Israel and the wider Middle East.

"Bush's policies are anti-Arab, anti-Islamic and anti-Palestinian and encourage terror around the world and the way the neo-conservatives related to the Arab world was outrageous and humiliating so I am happy to see [the Republicans] lose the election," Tibi told The Jerusalem Post.
And just to end the day on another sour note, Rummy announced his resignation this evening. (Hat Tip: NY Nana).

אין לנו על מי לסמוך אלא על אבינו שבשמים.

6 Comments:

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Judith said...

Republican Jewish Coalition claims that 26% voted for Republicans (scroll down), which would be a high-water mark for that party.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Judith said...

PS I agree Jews were voting against our self-interest. So frustrating

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Much as I hate to say it, on this point, I'd have to say that CNN (the source of the poll I cited) is more reliable because they have less of a vested interest in the result.

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Carl,

Thanks for the hat tip.

I do not understand, no matter how hard I try, why American Jewry continues such a lemming-like behaviour.

Last night was mind-numbing. It got to a point where I just turned off the TV.

Yes, amazingly, CNN did do a fair polling.

I do not feel that Israel will be helped in any way by this Democratic 'win'. Just looking at the unbelievable win in MN is enough for me.

Bottom line? Too many American Jews do not think of Israel at all when they vote, nor do they think of the ramifications on American Jewry when they vote Dem.

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Kranky (in the civilized world) said...

And here in Michigan, we have the Hamas/Hezbullah jurist.

Are we collectively insane?

 
At 3:42 AM, Blogger Bob Miller said...

Many people who identify as Jews have been brought up to believe that Judaism is one of the diverse forms of liberalism.

Those whose everyday religion is liberalism vote that way and see no conflict with their self-interest.

 

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