Pro-Israel students on US campus 521.
(photo credit: Courtesy JAFI)
In the closing stages of the razor-thin 2012 US presidential election, American
Jews suddenly emerged in a starring role in a way they never had
before.In no previous election had the candidates spent so much money
and expended so much time and energy in an effort to target and capture Jewish
votes. In the short term, some might see this as gratifying. After all, it’s
nice to be wanted. But some of the longer term implications are worrying both
for the American Jewish community and for Israel.
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