U.S. favorability ratings for Benjamin Netanyahu among likely U.S. voters dropped dramatically among those who lean Democratic in the aftermath of the Israeli prime minister’s speech to the U.S. Congress, a Gallup poll showed.
All across Israel and in the settlements, Israelis of all stripes went to the polls. From the Galilee to Jerusalem, they voted with widely divergent visions of their country’s future.
For the Jewish establishment, Barack Obama’s big win is a rude awakening. Conservatives who regard the president as an existential threat to Israel are scratching their heads.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: Perhaps the great national achievement was not electing the first African-American president. It was doing it again.
Jews were supposed to vote on Israel and Medicare. They didn’t. Despite palpable disillusionment, they backed President Obama with just a small dip in support from 2008.
It’s open season on that much ridiculed species: the undecided voter. They actually deserve sympathy because the campaign has been so devoid of specifics.