About half of Americans who call themselves Jews are Democrats. That means they don’t support the survival of their fellow Jews. The Democrat Party is now run by an anti-Israel majority. Obama outright hates Jews like his mentor Farrakhan.
Fortunately the real Jews in America are Christian Evangelicals who out number the so called Democrat-pseudo-Jews about ten to one.
Nearly all Reform-Jews and about half of Conservative-Jews are in this not-really-Jews-Democrat category. How did I escape this ignominious characterization, my father was a Reform rabbi and my mother ran the ACLU of Seattle?
- My father, a wander lust, went to Palestine in 1947. He spent time with archaeologists and traveled most of the tiny British protectorate. He had been a chaplain in the U.S. Navy and was put on a commission to determine whether Jews could be conscientious objectors. He and the commission said ‘No, not with Hitler's gas chambers operating full time’. He was very aware of the German-Polish ovens. As a rabbi on the Mexican border he helped Jewish refugees enter the U.S. illegally. He supported the state of Israel publicly as a rabbi, when the time came.
Years later in a discussion I had with him, he made a point of telling me that Israeli’s were unusual people: ‘very candid, honest and somewhat abrasive. The Arabs on the other hand were charming, gracious and would stab you in the back without a second thought.’
- That may have played a role in my thinking. When I was travelling in Europe with my future wife, having left the “capitalist dungeon of Coca-Cola-America” I found no solace for my teenage Marxism in Europe which was Pepsi to my young undeveloped mind.
Reaching Naples with no more Europe left to escape to, we sailed to Israel and went to a Marxist kibbutz paradise.
Having read Animal Farm and keeping my eyes wide open, I soon saw the problems of Marxism and moved to a suburb of Tel Aviv. I spent a year working in an aircraft factory in Israel before coming back to America-San Francisco as a Republican graduate student in economics.
After that, I just never could reject my connection to Israel and my fellow Jews.
My mother had no position on Israel and Jews. She came from a post Jewish ‘Ethical Culture background’ which never rejected its ties to Judaism.
Over the years, I have visited Israel many times. It has gone from an impoverished country where I often could only get eggs, tomatoes, Russian bread and eggplant to eat, in 1959, to the most exciting, vital intellectual and prosperous commercial nation on the planet.