Jews and the Golden Calf: 2016 - Commentary

Jews and the Golden Calf: 2016

Matthew E. Karlovsky, M.D. | Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:00 am

According to a New York Times exit poll, 70 percent of American Jews voted for Hillary Clinton while only 24 percent voted for Donald Trump, a smaller number than for Mitt Romney in 2012 (30 percent). This is bewildering from a pro-Israel standpoint. Confused non-Jewish friends ask me why so many Jews always vote for a party against their people’s apparent own self-interest.

Where does Israel stand in modern Democrat party politics? The booing of the United Jerusalem platform during the 2012 Democrat convention, the Israel flag burning outside the 2016 Democrat convention, the sea of “Palestine” flags within their convention hall and the rank swelling of pro-BDS Muslim voters in the Bernie camp has to make one wonder why Jews would vote for a party that elevates these dangerous elements. Hillary’s aide Huma Abedin’s parents are the editors of a Muslim Brotherhood newspaper. Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood-financed Rep. Keith Ellison is the frontrunner to chair the DNC. Democrats such as Jerrold Nadler and Steven Israel marched in lock step behind Obama as he forced through the “Iran Deal” lie, against Israel’s grave security concerns.

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