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Orthodox Union Leaders Meet With White House Staff, Senators
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WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Leaders of the Orthodox Union met with top administration officials and with U.S. senators.

Members of synagogues and organizations affiliated with the umbrella body met Wednesday with top National Security Council staff and discussed the U.S.-Israel relationship, the peace process and Iran sanctions, as well as education and energy policy.

The Orthodox Union has been among the sharpest critics of Obama administration pressure on Israel to freeze building in eastern Jerusalem.

The OU's annual Senate luncheon is one of the best attended among Jewish groups by U.S. senators.


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06/13/2010 - 09:37
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Which senators and who from the white house attended? Did any Democratic senators attend? Always found it amazing that we jews tend to almost automatically vote democratic when Israels best freinds (like Nixon and Bush) tend to be Republicans. I know better than anyone since I was a jewish democrat for the first 30 years of my voting but finally decided that it was completely illogical. I believe it started with Roosevelt who actually was not a freind of the jews and continued with Truman who was. It used to be until recently everything being equal I would vote democratic becuase they were good for the jews (got that from my mother). Now (actually very recently) I have switched and everything being equal I will vote for the Republican as he is more likely to be a strong supporter of Israel. Is there really anybody out there that thought Obama would be a stronger supporter of Israel than McCain. Also the idea that we jews here in the US know whats better for the Israelis than the people living there is crazy. I believe a sizeable number of Progressives agree with Helen that the Israelis should go back to Poland and Germany. Most of my freinds are Jewish and all of them are staunch Democrats. My non-jewish freinds are more supportive of Israel than my jewish friends. I think it goes along with the left wing idea that violence and war never solve any problems except maybe for WWII which ridded the world of Naziism. And Obama's idea that the US is the cause of most of the world's problems.

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