by Dr. Gerhard Falk
and Republicans: Support for Israel and the Jewish People
There are some matters of fact which may be disputed by someone living in
unreality or under the influence of drugs. Such dispute does not change the
facts but makes it appear that the disputant is living in denial because of his
own emotional state. That is the reason why the majority of Jewish voters
pretend that they are not aware of the hostility of most Democrats
towards Israel and the Jewish people.
are the facts:
Every Gallup poll
has shown that 85% of Republicans, but only 45% of Democrats, support the
survival of Israel.
support for Israel was at one time automatic and certain, Obamaís assault
on Israel has reduced such support substantially. For example, during the
invasion of the Gaza strip by the IDF in order to stop the constant rocket
attacks, 390 members of the House voted to support Israel. Five members
voted no and 37 abstained. These forty-two were all Democrats.
In November of 2009
Congress passed a resolution condemning the anti-Jewish Goldstone report.
344 members voted for the resolution, 36 voted against it. 33 of these were
Democrats. Forty-four of the 52 who abstained were also Democrats
In February 2010,
fifty-four Democrat members of the House sent a letter to Obama accusing
Israel of mistreating the terrorist Hamas killers in Gaza. No Republicans
signed that letter.
A recent letter by
327 congressmen to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, asked that she stop
the public attacks on Israel for constructing homes for Jews. Ninety-four
Democrats, but only 8 Republicans, refused to sign the letter.
administration has caused a 13% decline in the number of congress members
willing to support Israel.
Recently Nir Barkat,
mayor of Jerusalem, visited Washington, D.C. The entire Republican
leadership met with him. No Democrat was willing to meet him.
congress drafted a resolution to the effect that the administration must
move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as required by law. No Democrat signed
Republicans, but no Democrats, signed a letter to Hilary Clinton and Obama
supporting Israelís right to defend itself against Iran's nuclear weapon.
No Democrat signed this letter.
J Street, a
pro-Palestinian lobby and malicious enemy of Israel, is supported by the
list could be augmented tenfold. It should suffice, however, to recognize that
if Obama is re-elected, he will do all he can to destroy Israel by financing the
Arab terrorists and giving them the weapons to cause another Holocaust.
Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous
publications, including The
American Criminal Justice System (2010).