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Who Backs Israel?

Yesterday, Rasmussen reported: “Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters believe pro-Palestinian activists on the Gaza-bound aid ships raided by Israeli forces are to blame for the deaths that resulted in the high-profile incident. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 19% of voters think the Israelis are to blame.” That’s pretty noteworthy and speaks well of average Americans’ common sense and loyalty to Israel, right?

Well, sort of. Premium subscribers to Rasmussen get a further peek behind the numbers. It turns out that 49 percent overall think the Palestinian activists are to blame, but 65 percent of Republicans and only 37 percent of Democrats do. While only 19 percent overall blame Israel, that number goes to 26 percent among Democrats. Only 11 percent of Republicans finger Israel as primarily responsible.

So why is it again that American Jewry remains “a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party“? This poll is more evidence — if any more were needed — that the majority of American Jews cling to the Democratic Party ever so more tightly than to the Jewish state. Thankfully, there are millions of other Americans to take up the slack, most especially evangelical Christians, who aren’t a bit confused about who is responsible for the flotilla incident and who remain devoted to Israel.