If one assumes that the overwhelming number of Jews have deep concerns about Israel, you will not understand why so many remain silent in the face of the rising tide of Israeli-bashing anti-Semitism within the Democratic Party.

For many Jews, Israel is the international bulwark of Judaism – the first line of defense in a world where Jews had suffered prejudice and persecution for 2000 years. While World War II resulted in the defeat of the fascist regimes and their Arian racial theology, it did not obliterate anti-Semitism. Though it no longer exists as an institutional government policy in most nations – excluding the obvious Muslim-majority nations — it survives in the underbelly of national cultures throughout much of the world. Anti-Semitism remains in the hearts of social malcontents and psychopaths even in America.

We are repeatedly reminded of that fact by the hateful events that have come to be known by their geographical names, such as Charlottesville and Squirrel Hill. We have seen it in so-called neo-Nazi demonstrations and the random acts of violence that pop up like weeds in the national garden. Internationally, we know the names of anti-Semitism as Dachau, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald.

While virtually every Jew disdains anti-Semitism, a rather large percentage of American Jews are not defenders of Israel – especially the government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu these past 12 years. Many could not care less where the United States embassy is located. They do not see the retention of the Golan Heights as permanent Israeli real estate as an imperative. Many see Netanyahu as an obstacle to Middle East peace.

In many ways, Jews of that frame of mind place radical left-wing domestic American politics above the longstanding alliance with Israel. They are social liberals to the edge of socialism – and many over the edge.

They tend to be Jewish in the spirit of Senator Bernie Sanders. In a recent television appearance, he refused to call out Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for her provocative – and by some measure – anti-Semitic remarks. Sanders will not confront those who favor the Boycott, Divestiture and Sanction (BDS) Movement against Israel. BDS is more what Israel should expect from sworn world enemies – not allies, and certainly not from members of Congress, such as Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.

The rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment among Democrats in Congress has exposed a schism in Jewish thinking in terms of Israel. Omar is wrong to suggest that those who recognized the importance of America’s alliance with Israel have dual loyalties. The Israeli-American alliance is critical in almost every way. It is our strongest ally in the Middle East in terms of national security (that means military), diplomacy, business and as the only truly democratic republic in the region.

But when it comes to having Israel’s back, do not count on a 100 percent commitment from the American Jewish community.

So, there ‘tis.

By Larry Horist

So, there ‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

10 thoughts on “Do American Jews care about Israel?”
  1. Harder to be uglier than the Three Witches… My God how did these manage to get themselves elected? Certainly hope the coming election removes them from office.. the Hate America Firsters need to be sent back home and soon..

  2. As Satan is upping his efforts to conquer the globe, we must fight back or be trampled. Rebuke Satan, send him to the Lake of Fire. This is spiritual warfare…too many do not see it, and may go down the drain with the bathwater. Choose your team…Jesus or Satan…

  3. This is a sad day for the Israel People and the American Jewish population. To every Jew in America that does not support Israel I say shame on you. Have you forgotten your people.

  4. They were elected by the Muslims that have invaded the USA over many years, whose goal is to conquer the world, according to their founder Mohammad. This is intentional & hate-motivated from the founder of this evil cult.

  5. Jews exploit their pasts trials to boost the political lies of modern day Jews. My sympathies for them diminish as I read more of their contemporary lies. Palestine deserves preference over them. – G. Beres

  6. Christians, get on your knees in prayer to God Almighty, that He touches the hearts of the people of the country into which He sent His Son Jesus Christ, that they accept & believe on Him.

  7. I agree with Miko Peled, Noam Chomsky, Bernie Sanders, and other Israeli and American Jews via their support of BDS. My father landed in Normandy on DDay, and risked his life not only in support of Jewish freedom, but because he believed in freedom and human rights for ALL people. Netanyahu’s perpetuatuation of the Jewish Zionist apartheid vs. Palestinians has been justifiably declared in violation of UN human rights. I join these individuals and Omar who speak courageously on behalf of human rights for ALL people,

  8. The Jewish people cried out “Crucify Him” “Crucify!” “Crucify Him!” and so they murdered the Son of God!
    So why should we send Billions of Dollars every year to them? Just so they can murder more Palestinians?
    I understand that without Christ there’s no Salvation. The jews until today they do not accept Christ as their Savior. Why do we keep helping them? What do they do for us?

  9. Do you want moderation or the truth?
    If my comment is not true, wont you please show me what did I say that is not true?
    I cannot change History. I cannot change the Bible.

  10. It was all part of God’s plan. Jesus had to be crucified to take our sins upon himself. God still loves the Jewish people – he loves all people – but they are still part of his overall plan of redemption. Read the last book of the Bible

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