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Poll: Most U.S. Jews approve of Obama's approach to Israel

By Natasha Mozgavaya, Haaretz Correspondent and Haaretz Service

Despite claims that that Israelis are wary of U.S. President Barack Obama, a new poll released on Tuesday shows that most American Jews view their leader and his dealings with Israel in a positive light.

According to the 2010 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, conducted by the American Jewish Committee, 73 percent of American Jews characterize relations between Israel and the U.S. today as "very positive" or "positive."

In addition to this, 55 percent of American Jews approve of the way the Obama administration is handling U.S.-Israel relations.

In polls quoted in a New York Times article by former American Jewish Congress national director Henry Siegman from a few months prior, Obama is supported by only between 6 to ten percent of the Israeli public.

Despite American Jews' positive outlook on Obama and Israel-U.S. relations, their expectations for a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is less optimistic with 72 percent of respondent saying their view on an improvement in the situation has remain unchanged since the previous year.

The majority of those polled agreed that the goal of Arabs is the "destruction of the state of Israel," with 80 percent believing peace cannot be achieved with a Hamas-led Palestinian government.

On the subject of Iran, American Jews are almost equally divided for and against the way the Obama administration is handling the issue of a nuclear Iran with 62 percent of respondents saying they would support Israel taking military action against Iran.


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  • I smell bullshit!
    What exact questions were asked?
    Wait till the next elections and i can assure you most wont vote for this fraud again!

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  • Most American Jews are liberal's and see the conflict through a liberal lens.

    Its the Southern, Armageddon desiring Christian fanatics who love Israel in the US. They need Israel to exist for the Messiah to come.

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  • Its not jews that are at issue in Israel, its zionist Israeli's. They are not one and the same.

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  • It's reassuring to see that Jews and Zionists are not necessarily identical. It's unfortunate that the extremists can hijack things and mess things up for everybody else.

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  • I totally believe that poll. Most american jews
    would sell Israel out for Obama in a heartbeat.
    Norman Podhoretz got it right in his Wall Street
    Journal article that exposed this truism. Jews
    called him a traitor for calling them out.

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  • Poll LOL, no one here even knows or cares what the fuck is going on over there.

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