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Exit Poll: Jews Support Active U.S. Role In Mideast Peacemaking

Economy and health care were top issues for Jewish voters; Iran, Israel low down on list; Obama seen better on Israel.
11/07/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer


American Jews would like to see former President Bill Clinton named a special Middle East peace envoy, and they support an active United States role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — even if it means publicly pointing out U.S. differences with Israel and the Palestinians.

Those were some of the findings from a post-election national survey of 800 Jews by independent pollster Jim Gerstein for the liberal pro-Israel lobby group J Street. (J Street favors an active U.S. role in the Middle East peace process.)

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