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  • Obama Jewish support: President criticized for ISIS, Israel, Iran comments despite popularity among many American Jews

    International Business Times - 02/13/2015

    “Despite the fact that [Obama] has overwhelming support from the vast majority of American Jews, there has been this minority, this core group of American Jews who are politically conservative and vote Republican who have been very critical, both of his stance toward Israel and believing that he is somehow, if not at least hostile to Israel, unsympathetic to Jewish concerns,” said Dov Waxman, a political science professor and co-director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development at Northeastern University in Boston. “Anytime this administration does anything, that feeds into that narrative that Obama is somehow anti-Israel and anti-Jewish, even though his track record, particularly in terms of anti-Semitism, suggests otherwise.” Mainstream Jewish organizations like the Anti-Defamation League have come to Obama’s defense, saying the president shouldn’t be accused of not taking anti-Semitism seriously.

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