Jewish opinion in America I

The fact was that even among the most committed, the community was deeply divided on the Iran issue.

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November 29, 2015 15:03
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IN THE wake of their debacle in the battle over the Iran nuclear agreement, some American- Jewish organizations which opposed the deal are engaging in serious soul-searching. Others prefer to busy themselves with “magical thinking,” by inventing convoluted theories to justify the fact that the US Jewish community, whom they purport to represent, was just not with them on this issue.

One theory argues that the views of the majority of American Jews who supported the agreement don’t really count since most of them, although they may self-identify as Jews, are only loosely attached to the Jewish community. Under this theory, the most committed Jews backed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in opposing the agreement while the least committed lined up behind US President Barack Obama by supporting it.

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