So far I have not seen a simple analysis of NY9, the victory of Republican christian Turner over Democrat Jew Weprin. (The ‘Jew’ part comes from Jennifer Rubin of the Wapo.)
The Westside of Manhattan prefers a non-Jewish friend of Israel over a Jew associated with president Obama’s Jew hatred.
Am I exaggerating Obama’s attitude as ‘hatred’? No. It is identical to Jimmy Carter’s, which is undeniable. For Obama, Jerusalem is an Arab capitol. For Obama the Jews who died to protect all Jews in 1967 are irrelevant; they died in vain.
The lesson from the Westside of Manhattan is a messgae for all Reform Jews and other Jews for whom Israel is not important: you are not the kind of person who should be valued. Your Jewish identity is irrelevant when you won't stand with 6 million Jews who are in the middle of an Arab Hell.
While we are on the subject of Obama and his anti-Jew foreign-policy it is worth noting that Turkey has declared war on Israel. The announcement that Turkey will use military power to break the Gaza embargo is precisely a declaration of war.
Our cajone-less U.S.President should declare that Turkey is no longer a member of NATO and will be replaced by Israel, a far better ally and a potentially more useful military contributor. Further the U.S. Mediterrainean fleet should be sent to the coast of Israel immediately.
But cajone-less Obama is not George W Bush.