Dec 26, 2016
Obama's Parting Shot At Israel
For those who support Israel, Obama's parting shot of not vetoing the UN resolution against the little country, was not a surprise. He has demonstrated indifference to outright hostility, since his first term in office. Ironically, his middle eastern sympathies provide little comfort to our citizens as we brace for possible attacks during this holiday season. Support for Israel is a controversial issue, even among some Jews. It is not my intention to debate the general topic here, but to note Obama's departure from the historical American position, of not imposing pre-conditions on a country surrounded by sworn enemies.
As a Jew, I'm perplexed as to why he garnered so much Jewish support, in both 08 and 012. Jews, like other minorities, were nursed on the belief that the Democrats better represent them. Despite outright hostility to Netanyahu for four years, he loss only 8 points of Jewish support for his second term.
This post should not be misconstrued as a partisan indictment of Democrats. Rather, it is my contention that voters should mature beyond preconceived notions about one party or the other.