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New AJC Survey: Jews back Obama, Bibi
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A solid majority of American Jews support Barack Obama's and Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, according to a new survey.

The "2010 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion," commissioned by the American Jewish Committee, found that 55 percent of U.S. Jews approve of Obama's handling of relations with Israel, with 37 percent disapproving. Netanyahu scored slightly better, with 57 percent approving of his handling of relations with the United States and only 30 percent disapproving.

The survey involved a sample size of 800 self-identifying Jewish respondents and had a margin of error of plus/minus three percentage points. Interviews were conducted by the firm Synovate (formerly Market Facts) between March 2-23, as tensions between both governments heated up after over over a building start in eastern Jerusalem announced during a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama's overall approval rating among Jews was 57 percent, with 38 percent disapproving.

According to the survey, 64 percent of Jews think Israel should -- as part of a peace deal with the Palestinians -- be willing to remove at least some of the settlements in the West Bank. But 61 percent rejected the idea that Israel should be willing to "compromise on the status of Jerusalem as a united city under Israeli jurisdiction."

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04/09/2010 - 14:51
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This is amazing. If I would have known that Obama would have united Israel and worldwide Jewry so fast, I might have voted for him! In the short time he has been the US President (maybe), he has forced world Jewry to realize some things that we were reluctant to admit before he came into office
Try repeating the survey again next week. I no longer support Obama. He is making me very concerned. I am starting to believe the Republicans who have been questioning Obama since the start. I am starting to believe that maybe he is a radical at heart. I mean look at the church he attended. His Reverend was a black radical preacher. He may not be the simple 'Community Organizer'. If we judge him by the radical friends he has kept, now we can see he is of that cloth. Look at how he is personally destroying the US-Israeli relationship. Just today I am reading what is happening with the theory that the Nuclear Conference in Washington is an Anti-Israel disarmament ambush by Obama !!! Obama is pushing me to become a Republican !!! Low taxes, independent health care, non-union labor !!! I guess I am more conservative than I thought !!!

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