Don't get too excited, Liberal American Jews (about 80% of American Jews) for some reason put pro-abortion and redistribution of wealth as their top goals... they really won't ever consider voting GOP.
American Jews lost faith in Obama?
Have American Jews given up on US President Barack Obama? Senior members of the US Jewish community have spoken up against Obama's foreign policy regarding Israel, and in what is considered a rarity, have said that should he continue on his current path, they will stop their contributions to the Democratic Party.
Since taking office, it seems as if Obama has lost ground across every sector in the United States, but throughout, he has always enjoyed wide-scale support from US Jews.
Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told the Huffington Post that although the US president enjoyed a 78% support rate among American Jews at the time of his election, he has now lost about a third.
According to the report, the Obama administration has annoyed Jewish leaders to the point where they are thinking of sitting out the 2010 election. Federal Election Commission records show contributions to Democratic candidates from the financial sector, where Jews hold important positions, are down 65% from two years ago.
"I started breaking with Obama ten months ago," Martin Peretz, editor in chief of The New Republic, told the Huffington Post, "And I know that a lot of West Coast Jews are also having buyer's remorse."
Hollywood billionaire Haim Saban echoed the sentiment: "The assumption on the part of the Obama administration is that because Jews are liberals, they simply will not vote for Republicans.
"Obama can invite the ten most prolific Jewish campaign bundlers to the White House for a discussion, and give a wonderful speech, and he'll think that this may resolve all his problems with American Jews. And it may – or it may not."
Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, has voiced his policy concerns to Obama directly. Foxman later said that when the two met, he told the US president that while he agreed with his overall Middle East agenda, the perception was that he was lashing out solely at Israel and exempting the Arabs.
While Obama refuted Foxman's premise, the latter said he still left the meeting feeling that the White House's new strategy was "dangerous."
The Obama administration, said Foxman, believes that if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the wolf and the lamb shall dwell together and all will be well. To that end, all of his advisors are telling him that he should break away from his predecessors' policies and prove to the Arabs and the Muslims that he is different, that he can distance himself from Israel.
A question to the reporter, what did you add to the Huffington piece you quoted? Sure I took everything you wrote, but I put it in a quote-block. Let's also discuss some bias in reporting while I'm at it, Obama refuted Foxman's premise yet he remained unconvinced? Is this a joke? Anyways - I'm beginning to acquire some new respect for Foxman.