Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Republican Party has its own Israel problem

But Republicans, who often point to declining support for Israel among Democrats, should also be paying attention to similar trends in their own party.
The largest recorded drop this year is the percentage of Republicans – not Democrats – who sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians. Republican sympathies for Israel fell 11 percentage points this year, to 76 percent from 87 percent, a slightly lower level of sympathy than Gallup has recorded in the last decade.
Support for Israel among Republicans certainly remains robust, with 43 percent of Republicans reporting a “very favorable” view of the country. But there are signs that this support should not be taken for granted. A significant minority of Republicans, for a variety of reasons, are eschewing America’s traditional alliance with Israel and are skeptical of President Donald Trump’s ability to handle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

1 comment :

  1. What is the point of this silly article? Democrats have been much more detrimental to Israel. James baker was a mamzer, yes. But Clinton was much worse. Trump has effectively ended the claim of a Palestinian state, but the demos would resurrect the Lo Techanem state. The Netziv opposed heter mechira because of the strictness of lo techanem. A Palestinian state would bring Isis, Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah within a gunshot range of bnei brak and Har nof.


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