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Poll Shows Support for Israel Plummeting Among U.S. Liberals, Millennials and Women

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Recent Economist-YouGov surveys indicate that the generally positive views of Israel are being steadily eroded in the hyperpolarized Trump era

By Chemi Shalev | 26 October 2018

HAARETZ — A new poll released this week highlights the growing imbalance in U.S. public opinion’s support for Israel and the stark demographic similarities between Israel’s strongest supporters and the profile of the average Donald Trump voter. The poll reveals a generally positive view of Israel, but one that is in constant decline and increasingly split along partisan lines.

Comparisons between the new poll and previous Economist/YouGov polls that posed identical questions also corroborate the notion of steady erosion in the number of Americans who are willing to express strong support for Israel. In 2015, 47 percent of Americans described Israel as “an ally.” In 2017, the number was down to 41 percent. In the most recent poll, the figure is even lower, at 37 percent alone.

Although the polls indicate a slight increase in support for Israel among Republicans/conservatives, it does not offset the sharper drop in support among Democrats/liberals. The poll corroborates other findings that indicate that Israel has become embroiled in the hyper-partisan conflict generated by Trump’s presidency. The perception of close ties between Trump and Israel and between Netanyahu and Trump are definitely pushing Democrats and liberals to distance themselves from the Jewish state.

The comprehensive Economist/YouGov poll of 1,500 U.S. adults, which included scores of questions on Trump’s performance and foreign policy, shows that support for Israel is directly co-related to gender, age, economic status and political outlook. It is strongest among older, well-to-do, conservative white men and weakest among young, liberal, minorities and women. […]

2 Comments on Poll Shows Support for Israel Plummeting Among U.S. Liberals, Millennials and Women

  1. Only “chrystianzionist” mental defectives like Israel.
    Israel has hated and attacked CHRISTianity for 2,000 years.
    “… a gentile who worships false gods is liable, [for the death penalty] provided he worships them in the accepted manner.* A gentile is executed for every type of foreign worship which a Jewish court would consider worthy of capital punishment.” Maimonides, Hilchot Melachim XI, Mishneh Torah
    “It may interest ‘Judeo-Christians’… to know that while “elder brother” Maimonides strictly maintained Christians to be idolaters, he ruled that Muslims are not idolators:
    ‘These Muslims [Ishmaelim] are not in any way idolators. [Idolatry] has already been removed from their mouths and their hearts, and they unify G-d in the appropriate manner without any admixture [of idolatrous beliefs].’” Maimonides, Responsa, 448
    “The Christians are idolaters, and Sunday is their holiday…” Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Avodah Zorah, 9;4
    “The Christians are worshipers of Avodah Zorah [idolatry]” Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Ma’akhalot Assurot, 11:7

    FEMA’s Billing Code for Death by Guillotine is “ICD9-E978”…otine-is-icd9-e978/
    Like I am supposed to like jews who codified into their pseudo-religious beliefs that they are “God’s Gift to the World” and PLAN to BEHEAD every Christian …..
    Here an explanation is needed about the so-called “Noahide Laws”. According to Wikipedia (I use it as the hyper-politically-correct source) the Noahide Laws “are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of laws for the “children of Noah” – that is, all of humanity”. Here are these laws as listed by Maimonides himself:
    Prohibition of Idolatry
    Prohibition of Blasphemy
    Prohibition of Homicide
    Prohibition of Sexual Immorality
    Prohibition of Theft
    Prohibition of Limb of a Living Creature
    Imperative of Legal System

    Sounds “kinda not modern”, but hey, that is no “worse” than the 10 Commandants, right? Wrong! Wrong for two crucial reasons. First, the penalty for breaking any one of these laws, at least according to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim, is death (listen to the lecture for yourself!). Second, this list uses a euphemism when is speaks of “idolatry”. What is meant here is not some pagan blood ceremony to sacrifice babies to some god of thunder, but “Avodah Zarah”. How do I know that? Listen to the lecture again, the Rabbi is very clear about it. And what exactly is “Avodah Zarah”? It is “foreign worship” or, to put it simply, the religions of the aliens, the others, the nations, the goyim. This is exactly the accusation made by Pharisaic Judaics against Christianity: making “That Man” (the typical Talmudic reference to Christ) into an idol. True, during the Middle-Ages overt references to Christianity were obfuscated and even today to the question whether Avodah Zarah is applicable to Christianity the official answer is wonderfully hypocritical: Christianity is a “special type of avodah zarah is forbidden to Jews but permissible to gentiles, so that a non-Jew who engages in Christian worship commits no sin”. First, this is an explicit modern Jewish admission that those Jews who convert to Christianity are committing a crime deserving the death penalty. But, more importantly, this is clearly a cop-out as this “special type of avodah zarah” has no basis in traditional Pharisaic Talmudic teachings. So this might come as a shock to many, but according to Pharisaic Talmudists, all Christians deserve to be killed for the sin of idolatry. Feel the love…

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