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Israel Matzav: Poll: Jewish Israelis prefer Romney to Obama- 57 - 22%

Israel Matzav: Poll: Jewish Israelis prefer Romney to Obama 57-22

JPost diplomatic correspondent Herb Keinon tweets that Jewish Israelis prefer Mitt Romney to Barack Hussein Obama by a 57-22 marginaccording to an Israeli Democratic Institute/Tel Aviv University poll (about as Leftist a pollster as you can get). 'Israeli Arabs,' on the other hand, prefer Obama to Romney by 45-15.

Most Israeli Jews (53%) do not blame Prime Minister Netanyahu for the lack of negotiations with the 'Palestinians' - saying that there was no opportunity - while 59% of 'Israeli Arabs' claim there was an opportunity.

Campaign rhetoric aside, Obama's handling of Arab-Israeli conflict reviewed in broadcast tonight at 9pm/8pm ct on LegacyTV

A foreboding of the American-Israel relationship under Obama - from before the candidates' debate rhetoric.

The second installment of the "Israel under Obama" series will be broadcast tonight on Legacy TV at 9pm ET/8pm CT. 

The program shows Obama's ceremonial pledges to be on Israel's side - contradicted by examples of his philo-Islamist Iran and Arab Palestine policies working against Israel's strength and self-defense. 

It features statements from Amb. John Bolton, former CIA director James Woolsey, Israeli analyst Barry Rubin, actor Jon Voight, radio host, Michael Medved, Malcolm Hoenlein of the Conference of Presidents of Jewish Organizations, and activist Bob Kunst at AIPAC and the White House. 

The show will air on LegacyTV across America- check for your for local listings


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Jewish values and interests in the US Presidential election

Two columnists from The Jerusalem Post, Martin Sherman and Caroline Glick (and one US syndicated columnist and radio host) contend that re-electing Barack Obama is antithetical to pro-Israel values, but also to Jewish-American values.

"If you are Jewish..." by Martin Sherman in The Jerusalem Post; 10/18/12

Israel aside, the unquestioning, almost Pavlovian, suport US Jews give Obama is inconsistent with their values and incompatible with their welfare.

As I have stated previously, I am not among the most strident critics of Barack Obama. Indeed, I find some of the vitriol directed against him by some of his more radical detractors both tasteless and baseless.
That said, I am convinced that his reelection is liable to be a calamity of epic proportions — with incalculable, probably irreversible, repercussions for US interests, both at home and abroad (at least as they have been traditionally perceived), and for those of its longstanding allies — particularly Israel. 
After four years and $5 trillion dollars, since the inspiring 2008 rallying call of “Hope and Change,” all the American people have been left with is changes that have failed and hopes that have faded.  
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US Jewry’s cherished values by Caroline Glick  10/11/2012

For 70% of American Jews, party loyalty trumps all of their conceivable rational interests.

Obama’s economic policies have taken a huge toll on the economic fortunes of American Jews who invest disproportionately in the stock market. His nationalization of the college loan business has given universities impetus to raise tuition rates still further, thus dooming more young American Jews to start their adult lives under a mountain of debt. And it isn’t at all clear how they will be able to pay off this debt since under Obama half of recent college graduates cannot find jobs 
Obama’s gutting of Medicare to pay for Obamacare has harmed the medical choices for older Jewish Americans. His war on tax deductions for charitable contributions has placed synagogues, Jewish schools and nursing homes in financial jeopardy. 
So with economics ruled out as a reason to support Obama we are left with American-Jewish values. But is Obama really advancing those values? 
What are those values anyway? Well, there’s civil liberties. American Jews like those. But Obama doesn’t. Take freedom of speech. Obama is the most hostile president to freedom of speech in recent memory. He has advocated implementing the so-called “fairness doctrine” for radio to stifle the free speech of his political opponents on talk radio. 
He has sought to undermine the freedom of the Internet through federal regulations and intimidation of Internet companies such as Google. He has made repeated and outspoken attempts to intimidate individuals, groups and businesses including Google to bar freedom of speech as relates to criticism of Islam. He has purged the lexicon of the federal government of all terms necessary to describe jihad, Islamic radicalism and terrorism, and so made it impossible for federal employees to examine, investigate, discuss or understand the nature of the greatest national security threat facing the US.
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Obama could set-up Israel to be forced to take actions which would, as in during Operation Cast Lead, incite public animus against her- which manifests internationally in anti-Semitism sentiment and violence against Jews. It's only a matter of how he regards the Jewish state and the Jews.

Dennis Prager says any illusions that US ally Israel will receive good treatment from a re-elected Barack H. Obama were dispelled when, on Netanyahu's recent visit to the U.S., Obama rejected his request for the men to meet to discuss matters of mutual importance.

Radio-host Dennis Prager told JooTube recently that Obama's mistreatment of Netanyahu reveals his disrespect for Israel and pro-Israel voters- and would forebode ill for Israel and Jews if Obama gets re-elected to a second, 4-year term.

Rabbi David Wolpe breaks with politicians to discuss values at 3rd annual, 30 Years After Civic Conference

30 Years After sing "Ey Iran" the original, Iranian national anthem "Towards a meaningful life"- Rabbi David Wolpe addresses personal refinement with Persian-Americans Israeli Consul General to Los Angeles David Siegel

Jewish support for Mitt Romney growing. Informed couple explain why prefer Romney to manage the next 4-years

Jewish support for Obama has been slipping recently. A tracking poll published Thursday by TIPP for Investors' Business Daily shows the hard-to-believe statistic of 44% support for Mitt Romney among likely Jewish voters, versus 40% for Obama, with 16% undecided.

In September, the TIPP poll gave him 59% versus 35% for Romney. That in itself was seen as quite an accomplishment for Romney. It was not far from the 40 percent number in support of Dwight Eisenhower recorded by Jews in 1956, which was the highest backing by Jews for a Republican in nearly a century.

What inspires educated Jews to prefer to replace Barack H. Obama with for Mitt Romney this election?  Los Angeles couple, Samuel and Ardyth Freshman, share their thinking about Obama vs Romney in this candid interview:

Jews complete season of atonement with Hoshana Rabbah, ending Sukkot (Tabernacles) holy days

Hoshana Rabbah is known as the last of the Days of Judgment which began on Rosh Hashana. The Zohar says that while the judgment for the new year is sealed on Yom Kippur, it is not "delivered" until the end of Sukkot (i.e., Hoshana Rabbah, the last day of Sukkot), during which time one can still alter their verdict and decree for the new year. Consequently, the blessing which Jews give each other on Hoshana Rabbah, פתקא טבא (piska tova or pitka tova), which in Yiddish is "A guten kvitel", or "A good note", is a wish that the verdict will be positive.

The Happy Minyan celebrated Hoshaa Rabbah with its conventional cantor, Yehuda Solomon, accompanied by his Moshav Band guitar-partner, Dovid Swirsky, for the first time in many years.


In this spirit, the cantor wears a kittel as on the High Holidays. Since Hoshana Rabbah blends elements of the High Holy Days, Chol HaMoed, and Yom Tov, in this spirit the cantor, in the Ashkenazic tradition, recites the service using High Holiday, Festival, Weekday, and Sabbath melodies interchangeably.

"Israel under Obama" new TV series premieres tonight nationwide, especially battleground states, 9pm ET/8pm CT

The first installment of DemoCast's "Israel under Obama" series premieres tonight on Legacy TV at 9pm ET/8pm CT. Part 1 features "Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel"- an examination of how deeply Obama has violated his 2008 campaign promises to stand-up for Israel's interests and pushed Israel into a corner. Part 2 features "Absolutely Uncertain," the evolution of how the Obama Administration's Middle East polices imperiling Israel have disillusioned a Democrat who voted for him in 2008 to now oppose him. The show will air on LegacyTV - check for your for local listings

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Rabbi Algaze declares why Obama's anti-Zionism has proven a bad choice for Israel, Zionism, & Jews

Rabbi David L. Algaze addresses concerns about the threat, Zionism, and Jews from the possible re-election of Pres. Barack Obama.  Recorded at the Israel Day Concert with a Message in Central Park in June, 2012 and 2011.

Rabbi Algaze is the founder and spiritual leader of Havurat Yisrael, of Queens, New York.  He was graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree from Columbia University and a Master of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary.