“No one should be surprised that attitudes towards the administration’s pro-Israel policies reflect partisan loyalties”

JNS
Trump shouldn’t expect any gratitude from American Jewry
by Jonathan S. Tobin
September 21, 2018

According to various reports, including a published paper by the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump “has not hidden its frustration” that its “pro-Israel steps … have not been met with appropriate recognition and gratitude from many American Jews.” That the notoriously thin-skinned president would be sore about the fact that most American Jews aren’t cheering his policies, especially the long sought move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, is hardly surprising. READ MORE

FRONT PAGE MAG Daniel Greenfield: Israel Didn’t Turn Its Back on Zionism, American Jewish Lefties Did In the spirit of always accusing others of your sins, Dana Milbank at the Washington Post starts off with a rant [America’s Jews are watching Israel in horror] accusing Israel of having abandoned Zionism by seizing land to being an apartheid state. And alienating people like him. “Netanyahu, for his part, is dissolving America’s bipartisan pro-Israel consensus in favor of an unstable alliance of end-times Christians, orthodox Jews and wealthy conservatives such as Sheldon Adelson,” Milbank shrieks.

JNS From an American Jew, Thank you Mr. President According to a recent report, you are frustrated that the American Jewish community is not more supportive of your presidency. I share in this frustration. So let me say, as an American Jew, thank you Mr. President. Thank you for all you are doing for Israel and the Jewish people.

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