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"Why the need to pander to them."

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Submitted by Harry (United States), Feb 7, 2012 at 10:04

It is interesting that that you conclude there is no need to pander to American Jewish voters because there are too few to be of numerical importance and it is in vogue to be in agreement on the bashing Israel. It does not cross your mind that in this Arab spring with its large lurch to Islamic suppression of human democratic freedom, Israel remains the last and only democracy in the Middle East.

I agree It seems there are larger issues at hand than appealing to that small block of Jewish voters you seem to relegate to insignificant; issues that involve preserving human freedom from suppression. Perhaps supporting democracies like Israel maybe of value for those reasonable people of Iran that you had made earlier reference to.

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