Gallup: Democrats Deserting Israel

AP Photo/The Tribune, Ray Chavez
AP Photo/The Tribune, Ray Chavez

A Gallup poll confirms what has been suggested for some time: Democrats are becoming increasingly hostile toward Israel. The poll found that only 48 percent of Democrats sympathize more with Israelis than Palestinians, while a whopping 83 percent of Republicans chose Israel. Fifty-nine percent of independents favored the Jewish state.

Support for Israel among Democrats has plunged ten points in the last year, while support for Israel has risen steadily since 2000 among Republicans. Only seven percent of Republicans support the Palestinians over Israel.

Gallup surmises that Democrats loyal to Barack Obama are disenchanted with Israel because of the tension between him and Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu, but Gallup ignores the increasing hostility among Democrats toward Israel that has been present for years. At the 2012 DNC, the Democrats stripped language from their platform including:

The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and abides by past agreements.

Stripping this sentence would allow for Obama to grant Hamas legitimacy, which he has done.

The creation of a Palestinian state through final status negotiations… should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel.

Stripping this language allows the Palestinians to flood Israel with everyone the UN deems as refugees.

Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.

Stripping the previous line has implications easy enough to understand. When a child is born in Jerusalem, on the child’s passport, it only says born in Jerusalem, not Israel.

And Obama had his hand in the DNC’s Israel platform language, as even the DNC acknowledged. Obama’s hatred of Israel and blind eye to the machinations of the Jewish State’s enemies, including the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, are no secret. Now it is clear that his followers are quickly following his every move.


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