by N. Richard Greenfield
"Mark my words," Vice President Joe Biden told donors a few months before the election, "It will not be six months before the world tests Barrack Obama … We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he's going to need help … to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially; it's not going to be apparent that we're right."
One could easily have said the same thing about American Jews and their relationship with
President Obama has embraced the ever-ready and willing State Department's negativity towards Israel and, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading the way, is making demands about Israeli 'settlements' which are harsh and uncompromising. At the same time, State ignores Arab illegal construction which is happening on a much wider and broader scale. State conveniently ignores the fact that if land were truly the issue,
In the last month an undersecretary of defense unilaterally discussed
Meanwhile, Marine General (ret) Keith Dayton is training and arming a 5,000 man Fatah security force designed to secure a Palestinian state on land
Where are American Jews during all of this?
It seems they are still divided along pre-election lines. As individuals, most Jews who voted for Obama last November are content to ignore
If this continues, and there's little to indicate it won't, Jews will have to make painful and difficult choices between their support for
Without a strong American Jewish voice in support of
N. Richard Greenfield is publisher of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger.
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