Wednesday, December 12, 2007

American Jews Oppose Military Action against Iran

This just in: American Jews are opposed to any military attack on Iran, by a large margin, according to the American Jewish Committee's 2007 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion (6-25 November 2007).

7. Would you support or oppose the United States taking military action against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons?
Support35
Oppose57
Not Sure8

The rest of the survey is just as good.

No, this doesn't surprise us: the fact obscured by both the Israel lobby and some of its most foolish critics is that, after all these years, Jewish Americans still largely lean to the Left, thinking more like oppressed Blacks than privileged whites, and adjusted for income differences (lower incomes tend to correlate with more progressive opinions on foreign policy as well as economics), Jewish Americans are probably the most progressive group in the USA; and that neo-conservatives are a tiny minority at odds with a great majority of Jewish Americans they claim to represent (Glenn Greenwald, "New Poll Reveals How Unrepresentative Neocon Jewish Groups Are," Salon.com, 12 December 2007). Now, isn't it great to have what we know confirmed by the American Jewish Committee again?

Update

"Two-Thirds of Israelis Oppose Attack on Iran: Poll" (Agence France Presse, 6 December 2007). Take that, neo-cons!

7 comments:

Esfandiar Khodaee said...

any war with iran will give power to radicals and will weaken the reformists

Renegade Eye said...

That puts in writing what I always believed. That most Jews don't buy into the positions of Zionist leaders.

Joseph said...

Meanwhile, Israel is leaving socialism behind. Clearly, right-wing Jews have been moving from the United States to Israel.

Naj said...

Iranians seem to be uniting their positions as well: talk with US!

Servant said...

If no one anywhere is actually represented by the actions of their government, and every one wants something other than the public policy that exists, then where do these unaligned governments derive their power?

The entire world is at war over the proposition whether Israel may occupy Palestine using the combined powers of Western governments. It is self evident that Israel would never survive on its own without continued massive military and financial support from the West. And it is also a matter of record that the United States has vetoed over 200 UN Resolutions requiring Israel to cease its expansion into the 22% of Palestine which remains for a Palestinian state.

The majority of American Jews provide direct political pressure upon the government of the United States to supply Israel with weapons and financing and to bribe Israel's neighbors into acquiescence to the tune of an additional $10 Billion every year over and above the direct subsidies to Israel itself.

Every illegal settlement in the West Bank was directly financed by American Taxpayers.

The United States has wasted vast quantities of blood and treasure in the deserts of the Middle East to crush any and all resistance to the imposition of the state of Israel. This is not a global war against terror. This is a war to unilaterally impose Israel upon Palestine.

In addition, the United States has murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children in Iraq to counter a supposed "imminent threat" to the United States. There never was any imminent threat to the U.S. but only a threat which Israel perceived.

Now Iran stands as the last credible opposition to American and Israeli hegemony in the region, therefore AIPAC and the majority of American Jewish community continue fund these organizations to continue beating the drums of war.

They threaten any legislators who would advise any other foreign policy options for America other than the disastrous ones that AIPAC and the neocons have chosen so far.

Now that all this is evident, American Jews want to disassociate themselves from the policies their lobbying realized. Now American Jews want to say - we don't have anything to do with it. We're progressive.

Well that's just bullshit. One survey suggesting that American Jews are "progressive" does not pay the rest of the check for all the American military and financial and immoral support of an Israel-centric American foreign policy.

The Jews have bankrupted the United States for Israel's sake which will take generations to repair, and it doesn't make any difference whether they claim to be "progressive" or not. The policy they advocated for the United States has completely ruined it.

Foolish critics my ass.

Naj said...

RickB:

funny I can't go to tenpercent, it's blocked. other wordpress bloggers are not! Wonder why :/

I am figuring out that the "blockage" depends on ISP as well. As I am a guest, I will be conservative, out of respect for my hosts!

Jack's Shack said...

The entire world is at war over the proposition whether Israel may occupy Palestine

There is no country called palestine and there is no war. What color is the sky on your planet.