‘Obama Backlash: Economics Overshadows Israel’

It should come as no surprise that Obama pretty much hates Israel and wouldn’t mind seeing them “wiped from the face of the earth”. Apparently some American Jews are finally arriving at the same conclusion.

The plunge in Jewish support for U.S. President Barack Obama can be traced to plenty of reasons besides the president’s pro-Arab policies, according to American Thinker news editor Ed Lasky. He wrote that the president’s economic policies have a disproportionate and negative effect on American Jews.

The alarm bells went off in Democratic circles last week when the Pew Research Center reported that the number of Jews supporting Republican candidates or independents has jumped 50 percent since President Obama was elected nearly three years ago.

A poll conducted last April by McLaughlin & Associates revealed that while 78 percent of American Jews voted for Barack Obama, only 42 percent would consider voting for him again.

Claims that Jews are pro-Israel, with the insinuation that they profess dual loyalty, were championed last Saturday in an op-ed by New York Times columnist Charles Blow.

He wrote that the sinking popularity of President Obama among American Jews “is no doubt a reaction, at least in part, to the Obama administration having taken a hard rhetorical stance with Israel, while taking ‘special time and care on our relationship with the Muslim world,’ as Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, put it in June. If that sounds like courtship, it is.”

Lasky pointed out that American Jews, for whom many the term “pro-Israel” does not contradict the establishment of a new Arab country headed by the Palestinian Authority, have plenty of domestic reasons to conclude “it’s time for a change” in the American administration.

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