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November 9: Readers weigh in on US election
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
Barack Obama wins, Mitt Romney and Jonathan Pollard lose.
Sir, – I am profoundly relieved that the United States and its way of life have
been spared total destruction at the hands of a diabolical, rich, white, Mormon
businessman. I wish I could say the same for the State of Israel.
neighboring country after another succumbs to the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood
and al-Qaida, and Iran forges ahead in the pursuit of nuclear weapons with which
to destroy us, newly reelected President Barack Obama will have no electoral
constraints compelling him to support our beleaguered country.
All I can
say to the American Jewish Democrats and independents who made this possible is
Any lingering questions of dual loyalty have been put to
rest. I only hope that we will still be here to receive our kindred as they flee
the wrath of resurgent Islam and anti-Semitism around the world.
Sir, – Barack Obama wins, Mitt Romney and Jonathan Pollard
Sir, – What happened to the America I
recall from my youth, the America that espoused the highest ideals of freedom
and democracy and was the hope and inspiration of the world? The answer is
apparent if one scrutinizes the cheerful throngs who voted for Obama.
US is no longer composed of hard-working immigrants who appreciate American
ideals, readily assimilate into society and understand the obligations and
benefits of democracy.
The majority of today’s America is made up of
illegal immigrants and minorities who know nothing of the Protestant work
These people came to the US for the freebies, not to
Many of them voted for incumbent, hoping to continue to
receive government handouts. One can only imagine the further deterioration of
the US after four more years of Obama.
What is the lesson for Israel and
the Jewish people? Hopefully, this turn of events will inspire many American
Jews to make aliya. For all its challenges, there is no place like
Sir, – With regard to “Obama, Islam and
Israel” (Into the Fray, November 2), isn’t it time for columnists like Martin
Sherman to stop insulting the intelligence of American Jews who voted for Barack
Obama? No matter how many factual items appear showing how much Obama supports
Israel in weapons, security alliances and diplomacy, irresponsible Post writers
like Sherman rant that Obama hates Israel or is a socialist or an Islamist who
wants Shari’a law.
Why all the hatred and nonsense? Israel should not
feel badly today, but encouraged and heartened.
Thank goodness 70 percent
of American Jews didn’t buy a word of Sherman’s rude arrogance.
Sir, – Let me begin by voicing my previously
unwavering support of Israel and its people. Now, however, this support has been
drawn into question due to your prime minister’s betrayal of my fellow
What I am referring to is Binyamin Netanyahu’s clear support
of Mitt Romney in what I and my friends can only perceive as an attempt to
either stabilize his own political position or ensure that my fellow citizens
support, pay and die for his apparent dream to cement himself in history as the
man who started World War III by attacking Iran.
Netanyahu made a
political play that went against the majority of American wishes, desires, hopes
and dreams. In short, he went against America. This reminds me of the old
saying: With friends like this, who needs enemies? We will not forget anytime