Do they hate liberals, and love Jews, but can't see that most Jews are liberals? Or are they pretending to love Jews, knowing full-well that 2/3rds of them are gonna get iced in a nuclear war (Zec 13:8-9) just before Jesus the Jewish liberal comes back?
Who knows, maybe the pathetically slavish way Christians prostrate themselves before Jewish interests is all just an act to hide their secret desire to kill more Jews than the Nazis supposedly did. But, we can be certain that it would raise a whole lot of hell if they were pressed to explain themselves. And if that is what they're doing, they all deserve Academy Awards.
According to a new Gallup Poll released on August 1, when asked about the Gaza War, 93% of American Jews said they sympathize with Israel, 5% sympathize with both sides, and 2% sympathize with the Palestinians.
It’s not that there has been much of a shift to the “right” in the Jewish community. In fact, American Jews haven’t abandoned an essentially liberal outlook all that much.
There may be chaos in the world, with an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the specter of war in Ukraine and a seemingly endless cycle of violence in Gaza, but the earth continues to turn, the sun continues to shine, and Republicans continue to think Jews are about to turn Republican. Some things never change.
The Hill newspaper trots out another installment in the long-running series suggesting that this may finally be the time that Jews break with the Democratic party. In fairness to The Hill, the frame it presents is, no doubt, quite accurate — “Republicans believe that the deepening crisis in Gaza could ultimately loosen the grip that the Democratic Party has traditionally held upon American Jewish voters.” And to prove it, they proceed to quote a number of Republicans (two, to be precise), saying that this may indeed be the time that Jewish voter disgust boils over about Israel and sends them into the Republican camp.
To be clear, I don’t doubt that many Republicans believe that Jews will, indeed, start voting Republican. By the same token, I’m sure my rabbi believes I’ll start showing up regularly for services and my wife thinks I’m going to start cleaning around the apartment. Hope springs eternal.