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Friday, May 27, 2011

Democrats running scared on Israel

Although Democratic party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz denies it, reports coming out of Washington indicate that she asked Israeli Prime Binyamin Netanyahu to prevent Republicans from using support for Israel as a partisan issue.
In a closed door meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz asked Netanyahu to demand a pledge from the Republican Jewish Coalition not to make Israel a campaign issue in 2012. He did not.
And why would Wasserman-Schultz make such a chutzpadik request?
Democrats are becoming less supportive of Israel because American liberalism, influenced by Postcolonialism, anti-anti-Islamist sentiment, cultural relativism, and the decline of nationalism (and the attendant affinity for nations like ours), is no longer as compatible with support for Israel as it once was. While 85% of Republicans sympathize more with the Israelis than the Palestinians, only 48% of Democrats do. Last year, when Gallup polled Americans about their views on 20 different countries, the partisan favorability gap on Israel - 27 points - was the highest of any country. I encourage everyone to read Jennifer Rubin's more detailed rundown of the numbers.
Sounds like a good reason to make a request like that, doesn't it?

Read the whole thing.

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At 8:45 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Average Americans are overwhelmingly sympathetic to Israel. Obama's views are held only by a small minority.

That's perhaps why congressional Democrats ditched their President on the issue this week.

And that won't change in the foreseeable future.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

As much as I like and support Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on every other thing, I have to turn my back on the Democrats official and transparent abandonment of Israel.


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