I should be talking about tomorrow’s Israeli election, but I am seized by a most depressing headline last week about the American election stage.
A poll of American Jewish voting intentions by the Jewish Electorate Institute claimed that American Jews would still vote 65% for Socialist Bernie Sanders against 30% for Trump. This is despite 45% of the sample having an unfavourable view of Sanders and 91% of the poll group claiming to be pro-Israel.
What is wrong with these people? Supposedly OUR people?
Trump is undeniably the greatest friend Israel has ever had in the Oval Office and he has backed up every word with action.
Trump appointed Pence, Pompeo, Haley, Greenblatt, Friedman and Kushner – all staunch supporters of Israel and outspoken critics of Iran – to the most pivotal positions of influence over Middle East affairs. Then he cancelled Obama’s iniquitous Iran deal which gave the rabid ayatollahs the cash and cover to fulfil their dream of wiping out Israel as “a one-bomb-country”. Next he recognised Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem and moved the US embassy there. If that wasn’t enough, he went on to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Whilst all that was going on his ‘dream appointment’ of Nikki Haley as UN ambassador led to the defunding of UNRWA and its Hamas-run schools of Jew-hatred and America’s withdrawal from the incessantly Israel-bashing Human Rights Council in Geneva which has just welcomed Venezuela’s Maduro as an honoured member.
On top of all that, Trump brazenly took out Israel’s most dangerous terrorist foe, Qassem Soleimani, in a clear message to Iran that he wasn’t afraid to hit them hard, even in an election year.
And while all this was going on in public, Trump was quietly providing Israel with all the military and defence materiel that it used to have to go begging for to former US presidents. New planes, spare parts, early warning systems, bunker busters. Whatever was needed, Israel got.
And now there is the grand peace plan, backed by a new alliance of Arab countries which Trump knitted together on his very first foreign visit as president. This plan would not only assure Israel of the security of its settlements and sovereignty over Jerusalem but will give it vital and permanent control over the Jordan Valley, Israel’s eastern border and the last frontier not yet facing an Iranian proxy.
For the Jews, undeniably, Donald Trump is the gift that just keeps on giving.
So what is it that 60 percent of American Jewish voters don’t get??
How in good conscience could they vote for a Bernie Sanders who excoriates Israel and takes selfies with outspoken haters like Linda Sarsour and Rashida Tlaib? Sanders truly is their ‘useful Jewish idiot. (Ironic that the expression was invented by Lenin!)
How can such voters claim to be 91% pro-Israel and yet bite the hand that has fed Israel’s vital needs for the last 3 years?
Have American Jews forgotten how Obama threw Israel under the bus with UN resolution 2334 as his final act as president? A public tarring of illegitimacy as his parting gift to the Jewish state. The applause of every Jew-hating state and BDS peddler around the world was deafening.
And you American Jews want more of this?
Or with Obama’s vice president Biden?
Are you all completely stupid?