March 21, 2015 8:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Most American Jews love Israel, but they are not right-wing and, thus, do not take to Benjamin Netanyahu. In particular, his sneaky deal with John Boehner to address congress and his ever-more-harsh rhetoric are not helping him with the American Jewish community.

Mr. Netanyahu’s party won the election and cheers from hawkish American Jews. But in interviews this week, rabbis, scholars and Jews from across the country and a range of denominations said that with his campaign tactics, he had further divided American Jews and alienated even some conservatives, who had already suspected that he was more committed to building settlements than to building peace with the Palestinians.

Talk in Synagogue of Israel and Gaza Goes From Debate to Wrath to RageSEPT. 22, 2014
Even with Mr. Netanyahu’s postelection interview walking back his statements against a two-state plan for peace with Palestinians, many Jews say they are worried that the most lasting outcome of the elections will be the increasing isolation of Israel — not only around the world but also from the younger generation of American Jews.



12 responses to Netanyahu Win Increasing American Jewish Alienation

  1. allison1050 March 21st, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    And Bibi is doing an outstanding job of putting people off.

    • whatthe46 March 21st, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      well, he is best friends with bonehead. what a great pair.

      • bluejayray March 21st, 2015 at 9:37 pm

        They both love their booze, too, and I recently read that Bib had just purchased a case of vintage booze of some sort with taxpayer money. Downton Rabbi maybe?

        • whatthe46 March 21st, 2015 at 10:06 pm

          they might just get drunk enough to…

          • bluejayray March 22nd, 2015 at 4:51 pm

            Let’s hope someone gets some pictures…

          • whatthe46 March 22nd, 2015 at 5:16 pm

            they are in a bromance… lol you never know.

      • bpollen March 21st, 2015 at 9:49 pm

        New show idea: Bibi & Bonehead! They’re cops! As elite members of the Arpaio Squad, they are going to root out graft, and corruption, and cut themselves in for a large piece of the pie!

        • whatthe46 March 21st, 2015 at 10:05 pm


  2. fancypants March 21st, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    its like reliving the gwb election all over again without the ability to invade the middle east

    • rg9rts March 22nd, 2015 at 8:12 am

      You mean George II? gwb has a completely different meaning to a lot of us…like Christies albatross…the George Washington Bridge…LOL lke the PIP…Palisades Interstate Parkway which ends at the gwb…

  3. jybarz March 21st, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Rightwingers/conservatives have been winning office only by lying, cheating and low voter turnout: US 2014 Mid-Term and Israel 2015 elections. Therefore, for them to say they have mandate/s on certain big issues is BS, hollow and false.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right.

  4. rg9rts March 22nd, 2015 at 8:09 am

    The Israeli’s look at the American Jew as someone to be fleeced…like the plant a tree program…where they change the donation tag when they find out a big donor is on hand and wants to see HIS trees