Poll: Plurality of American Jews Support Iran Deal, 49%-31%

The results among American Jews contrast with polls among Israeli Jews, who are strongly against the Iran deal. A recent poll of Israeli Jews indicated that 78% believe the Iran deal endangers the country. A strong plurality of Israeli Jews favored a military strike against Iran, 47% to 35%. The rift, says Jewish Journal columnist Shmuel Rosner, is the “first damaging impact of a troubling agreement with Iran.”

One obvious reason for the split is that Israeli Jews are directly exposed to the threat of a nuclear Iran. American Jews, for whom Israel is an issue of diminishing importance, view the Iran deal primarily through the prism of domestic politics. Aside from blacks, American Jews are the most loyal supporters of President Barack Obama.


I hate to make such a statement but I do believe this is one more sign post along the way toward the eventual complete abandonment of Israel by the majority North American diaspora.

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  • Alain

    Seen and understood through the prism of American domestic politics would be more than enough for any intelligent thinking person to know how bad this deal is. What this tells me is that they are typical committed neo-marxists rather than Jews or actually any thinking intelligent people. That they feel no connection with Israel really has little to do with it in my opinion. One does not need to be a Jew to recognise the face of evil; the same evil that poses a dire threat to the United States, Israel and all of the developed Western world.

    • k1992

      Yes, they progressives and socialists, by and large, and Jews in name only. They also have the good fortune of being a little more physically removed from the Iranian launch sites. As if that will protect them in the long run.

    • Reader

      The term for them are JINO’s.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        The term for folks like me is Jewishish.

  • Reader
    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Tom Lehrer, like most things PBS, sucks.

      • Reader

        Remember that most of this was from the 1950’s and early 1960’s. He was not liked by the authorities in the USA, and these performances I think are in Denmark, and not from PBS. Humour was different back then.

        He was quite a hit in both Australia and Britain, with even Princess Margaret saying he was her favourite comedian.

        He is a professor of mathematics who did this originally for his friends. He also taught music theatre arts classes. He’s now 87.

        This was the song that got him in hot water in the USA.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTKn1aSOyOs

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I first saw him in the eighties after my parents finally got cable and I could watch PBS from North Dakota.
          He was past his sell by date then.

          • Reader

            Different strokes for different folks.

            I grew up with black and white television on an old Crosley TV.

            Some people like Hip Hop music, and I still don’t understand why, while I like quite a number of genres including rockabilly.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Hip Hop says nothing to me about my life.
            I prefer Two Tone.

    • Waffle

      I was wondering if Tom might come out of retirement to write some songs for the current situation and found this — Harry Potter’s fabulous endorsement:

      https://youtu.be/rSAaiYKF0cs

      • Reader

        He’s 87, and stopped public appearances some time ago, only going public a few years ago to stop the rumours he had died.

  • Surele Surele

    Will they (we) never learn? How many times they put their support on the enemy?

  • Dana Garcia

    Most American Jews are liberals first. Even 7 years of Obasma hasn’t cured them.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Yesterday, I sent an Email to Sen. Schumer. Here is part of what I wrote, based on my recollection.

    Dear Sen. Schumer,
    I am writing to you in opposition to the Iran deal. In 1938, when Neville Chamberlain made his deal with Hitler, he proclaimed “Peace in our time,” just as Obama declared, “This agreement blocks all Iranian pathways to a nuclear weapon.” Churchill’s response to Chamberlain was, “He had a choice between war and dishonor. He chose dishonor. Now we shall have war.” The same is true of Obama’s conduct, with his statement as credible as “If you like your medical plan, you can keep it.” The deal in fact not only guarantees a pathway for Iran to build nuclear weapons, but gives them $150 billion as a reward for doing so. Opposition to the deal should be a no-brainer. Indeed, every recent opinion poll shows that only one-third of Americans favor the deal while a majority are opposed and the rest are undecided.

    Yet, there are stories circulating that you may go along with the deal in exchange for attaining leadership of the Democrats in the Senate upon the departure of Harry Reid. My question is, what kind of Democratic Party are you prepared to lead, one in which its president uses his veto to thwart the will of the majority in a matter of potential life and death? Obama would be happy if you fell on your sword for the sake of this bad deal, but standing up for principle would gain you the greatest respect of your career.

    • David Murrell

      Well said.

    • Good stuff. Pity it will fall on deaf ears.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        My original Email was quite a bit longer, but not once did I mention Israel even though you know how I feel about that country. I wrote to him strictly as an American.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      This is the kind of Jew Schumer is:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MJSpgSnX24

      • Reader

        Soon we will find out if Chuck Schumer prefers to be a Jew or a Democrat or if he manages some sort of in-between stance.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Schumer’s daughter says Dad can I borrow fifty dollars.
          Schumer says forty dollars what do you want thirty dollars for?

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The World could be great, if not for muzzle’em fucktardedness and hate.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Don’t roughly half of the Jews in North America describe themselves as atheist/agnostic “Jews”?
    It’s not so much a religion as it is an ‘ethnicity’.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I believe you are correct.

    • Blacksmith

      Well then, you sir must be a racist……..

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I guess that makes me some kind of time of an anti-anti-Semite.
        I really don’t care about Judiasm one way or another, but I strongly believe in the concept of a Jewish homeland, such as Israel.

        • Blacksmith

          I can say I concur with your statement.

        • Xavier

          Let’s give ’em Nevada for a few decades and nuke everything from Morocco to Pakistan.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I wanted to solve a large part of our Illegal Mexican problem, and bring peace to the Middle East by giving them all of Baja California and a 50 mile wide contiguous strip from the Sea of Cortez to the Gulf of Mexico and see what they do with the place.
            If nothing else, I bet Tijuana will smell better.

    • Alain

      Actually unless things have very recently changed I recall a study showing a rather major divide between Canadian and American Jews. The majority of Canadian Jews were more religious and therefore conservative in their values compared to the majority of American Jews. It is not to say Canada has no JINOs, only that they are a much smaller percentage of the Jewish population, and they are the ones to whom Ezra refers as professional Jews. Any way I found the study very interesting, since so many Canadians tend to lean more left than Americans in general.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I disagree with your statement that Canadians are more left leaning than Americans.
        It reminds me of that stupid trope I was hearing around ten years ago that Canadian conservatives were more left leaning than the American Democratic Party.

        • Alain

          What I meant was that there is a higher percentage of Canadians who tend to lean left than Americans. I see this in the post Pearson/Trudeau generations. I was not suggesting that the majority of Canadians tend to lean left. I call leaning left supporting big government, supporting socialised health care and basically allowing the government to tell us how to live our lives.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Well, that’s natch because they’ve been immersed in it since birth.
            I hear you because I went through the metrification of Canada in Grade Five all those years ago.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Most Hebrew slaves stayed behind in Egypt to remain as slaves under Pharaoh.

    • Alain

      Yes, and even those who left were quick to complain and claim how much better off they had been under Pharaoh.

  • Blacksmith

    US Jews, (and I believe Canadian Jews feel the same) are leftist through and through, Even a lot of the orthodox and one would think conservative Jews are leftist. It is suicide but they just don’t seem to get it. I wonder if they are just the morally weaker ones and think appeasement will work. They don’t seem to understand the leftist hate them.

    • Alain

      I haven’t found this to be true among Canadian Orthodox Jews in the least nor even most of the Conservative Jews. Even Canadian Reform Jews tend to be less left than American Reform Jews here in BC.

      • Blacksmith

        Good to know, thanks

      • Waffle

        I’ll second that. I realize that by necessity, these are generalizations–the reality on the ground is a lot more nuanced. I’ve campaigned for 15 years for the CPCs in a heavily Jewish riding in Toronto. Steven Harper has certainly been a game changer but it took awhile. And there are many who vote CPC federally and Liberal provincially.

        • El Martyachi

          In Manitoba the provincial Liberal party is literally a club for professional losers. They’re just not on the map, ever. My impression is that the Jewish vote here trends Conservative provincially and, until recently, Liberal federally.

  • warrenzoell

    They may have a Jewish heritage but they are not Jewish.