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Why Most Jews Vote Biden


The short answer is: Because they are not stupid. They are educated and informed. They leave conspiracy theories to the uneducated and uninformed. Democracy is important to them above all else. They cherish basic decency in human interaction. They oppose fascism and racism. They believe that immigrants should get a fair shake at the American dream. They rather have peace than go to war. Freedom and liberty for all isn’t just a slogan for them, but a belief. They would like to exercise freely their religion, not to suffer from anti-Semitism constantly. And so on.

Now to the long answer: All these things mentioned above, a set of basic beliefs, come even before Israel. Important as Israel is to them, it is no longer the sole reason for their existence. What the current occupant of the White House fails to understand is that while moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was generally a cause of guarded joy and satisfaction to most American Jews, it did not alter their negative view of him. Nor, they realized, did it solve or advanced the cause of peace with the Palestinians, or generate an avalanche – to say the least – of other countries moving their embassies to Jerusalem. It changed nothing.

The same holds true in regard to declaring Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Other than gaining Trump a place to call ‘Trump Heights,’ with a nice golden sign but no houses or people living there, it achieved nothing. It changed nothing. It didn’t bring closer an agreement between Israel and Syria not one inch. As with Jerusalem, it simply created a momentary cloud of dust, avoiding the real issue: the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. As mentioned above, most Jews are not stupid, and they saw it clearly right away.

Just as they saw and realized that the semi, ‘fake peace’ with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and other such sheikdoms – which were never at war with Israel in the first place, and for quite some time entertained open relations with Israel – will fail to advance the cause of peace with the Palestinians, or push them closer to an acceptable resolution. It’s all dust in the air, not supported by the majority of these undemocratic countries and their oppressed citizens. So now, in another attempt to gain an advantage in next week’s election, Trump has pushed Sudan likewise, even taking it off the list of state sponsoring of terrorism, and offering it billions of dollars in order to sign an agreement of normalization with Israel.

It’s the same way Trump deals with the coronavirus pandemic: avoiding the real issue, the hard way to treat and deal with it, and throwing empty promises in the air. Most Jews realized that from the outset and behaved responsibly, suffering minimal casualties, other than the ultraorthodox communities of Jews, both in Israel and in America, his greatest supporters. His other fervent supporters, among “white supremacy” America, didn’t and still don’t realize that – i.e. the full severity of the global pandemic – and therefore are paying a hefty price for it. This president is a buffoon, an imbecilic dictator in the making who has no business leading the most powerful country – if it’s still the most powerful country, which I begin to doubt – in the world.

Biden is a different person, and leader, altogether. A person of common decency. A person of valuable experience. A uniter—not divider. What America and the world need now, most Jews realize, is a president of the people, for all the people. A president who would reunite the country as much as humanly possible, even if the extremists will always stay in the wings, and will try to resist. He will work to bring black and white together, not apart, People with different sexual orientations likewise. They will find an open door in his oval office. He will continue Obama’s work to give people affordable health care insurance and treatment, not take it away from them. He will give new immigrants a chance at the American dream, not build a wall to lock them out.

He will rejoin the international climate accord on day one, as he had promised he would do. He will work with the European countries, and with China too, to reverse the disastrous effects of human brutality against nature: The pandemic, the hurricanes, the global rise in hot temperatures, the melting of the ice, the flooding of cities, the killing of fish and wildlife. He will work with our allies, and with the young people of this world, to reverse course.

He will rejoin the nuclear deal with Iran, and try to reverse course on this issue too. This major achievement of the Obama administration, which Trump did all he can to destroy. Another thing he thought Jews would like and thank him for. But as pointed out before, Jews are not stupid. And they realize what a disastrous policy it is. Appeasing Israel and Netanyahu, causing Iran –the rest of the world too, mind you, like Russia and N. Korea – to go ballistic with their nuclear ambitions.

Under Trump, the atomic clock moved dangerously closer to striking midnight. Biden will try to reverse it. He will listen to scientists and experts. He will read the intelligence reports and pay attention to them. He will try to reverse the slide of the democratic world – Israel included – towards an authoritarian, undemocratic world. Jews read, learn, and understand what’s going on here, in America and there in Israel. And they don’t like it. The great democracy of the Middle East, the bastion of the rule-of-law there, is in grave danger. Jews, as well as Biden, see it. And, if he is elected, they will work together with him and his administration to reverse it.

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5 Responses

  1. Most Jews are not single issue voters. Trump’s accomplishments on behalf of Israel should be acknowledged and deserve gratitude. On the other hand, his promotion of right wing movements in the United States, the court packing that he engaged in concert with Mitch McConnell, his disastrous non-response to the Covid pandemic, the crimes against humanity committed by his administration cannot be swept under a rug. No presidency is perfect. Trump’s presidency is a stain on the soul of America. Destroying American Democracy is too high a price to pay for moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem and establishing diplomatic relationships between Israel and some Arab countries.

    • I love the way the left has redefined confirming justices to the court when there is a vacancy as “court packing”. That is a lie. Court packing is adding justices to more than the customary number (9 in this case for over 150 years (since 1869))?. The Democrats will try to pack the court because their belief system is “if you can’t win, change the rules”. As for liberal Jews and their support for the Palestinians and contempt for Israel, it is a suicidal sheep mentality that has plagued Jews with guilt for a thousand years. I have despised J Street and its followers, including many “liberal” Jews in New York City who live in comfort and criticize Israeli Jews surrounded by a billion Muslims from the safety of ten thousand miles away. I find that despicable. Jews around the world exist because Israel exists to defend the Jewish people, and that will never change now. Also, Trump did more for Israel in 4 years than the Democrats did for the Jewish people in the past 70 years (and that includes Roosevelt failing to rescue Jews who were slated to be decimated in the final solution when he learned of it from a New York lawyer in the late 1930s. Obama was the king of Appeasement. Appeasement is worse than defeat. Europe has appeased evil for 1,000 years. It is not in Israeli DNA to do so. Finally, a Biden presidency (which will quickly become a Marxist Harris Presidency) will spell the end of America as we know it, and that will be a travesty.

    • I understand it’s the latest left wing mantra but what on earth does the soul of America mean? If only I had a dollar for every time someone made little of the fact that Trump’s only achievement in the Middle East was to have the guts to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. I don’t get what democracy has to do with it.
      When Trump took office, Islamic State was the worst crisis hot spot in the Middle East and a serious threat the rest of the world.
      In 2015 Obama arranged a nuclear deal with Iran, in 2018 the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement. Funny how it was Obama who got the Nobel peace prize.
      Trump has brokered peace between Israel and three other countries. Despite it not being a big deal to you, I was imagining it being the beginning of positive outcomes in that region for everyone. I dread the thought of Biden and the cohort who have been propping the doddery senile old man up for months unravelling it all.

  2. The short answer is that these educated and informed Jews have allowed themselves to be led by the nose by a blinkered mainstream media, selective of what they report. Otherwise they’d be asking themselves why the best the Democrats had on offer was a doddery, senile candidate. They’d have wondered why a year earlier Kamala Harris accused Biden of racist attitudes, then managed to overcome her moral qualms to hitch herself to greedy, corrupt man like Joe Biden. Could it be that her previous failed attempt at the top job inspired her to take a back door approach?

    Ironic that you talk of racism and fascism. These intellectual Jews and you might have, asked as Norah O’Donnell did, whether Harris “brings a “socialist or progressive perspective” to the Democratic ticket.”

    Moving the embassy to Jerusalem took guts. Previous presidents promised then reneged. Trump brokered a formal alignment between Israel and three Middle East countries. A beginning, even if the reasons aren’t pure. Make nothing of it, it’s a typical liberal trick. A Jedi mind trick – nothing to see here, move on.

    Global anti semitism is rife. Worse than even during World War Two. Nowhere to escape to these days. Without Israel you’re definitely up Schitt Creek without a paddle. The Jewish intelligentsia are stupid.

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