September 7, 2009

THE LOBBY OF THE SELF:

Iran policy reveals split between U.S. Jewish and Israeli left (Ron Kampeas, September 7, 2009, JTA)

"If Iran engages and the Obama administration argues that a deal has been made, the Israeli government will be very wary," Alpher said. "This could immediately create a whole world of suspicions."

Under those circumstances, the vast majority of American Jewish voters who backed Obama last year would be faced with the first either-or U.S. vs. Israel issue in decades, and groups that describe themselves as pro-Israel and pro-peace will find themselves for the first time speaking for virtually no one in Israel on a critical issue.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 7, 2009 3:40 PM
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