Prominent Jewish-Americans Jump Ship from Obama's Campaign

Sunday, 05 Aug 2012 11:41 PM

By Paul Scicchitano

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A number of prominent Jewish-Americans have begun to jump ship from President Barack Obama’s re-election effort, reports The Washington Post.

“Who will be next? It’s become a bit of a guessing game as to which prominent Jewish supporter/defender of the president’s Israel policy will be the next to break publicly with him,” pens conservative Post blogger Jennifer Rubin.

Rubin’s article points to a $6.5 million ad campaign by the Republican Jewish Coalition on buyer’s remorse as well as harsh words from prominent Democrat Aaron David Miller and Nathan Diament of the Orthodox Union.

Describing former editor of the New Republic Marty Peretz as "Obama’s most vocal Zionist backer in 2008," Rubin said that he has now issued a scathing denunciation. 

“In an interview in the Wall Street Journal, Peretz unloads on the Obama team’s ‘great self-deception’ that ‘somehow the president’s tranquilizing words and theirs would bring honesty and reason to Russia, to China, to African tyrants and, their biggest bet, to the intersecting orbits of Arab states and Islamofascist mullahs,’” she said.

Moreover, Dennis Ross, and other prominent Obama supporters have been conspicuously absent from the presidential campaign, according to Rubin, who draws a comparison between claims that Obama has been good for U.S.-Israel relations and the president’s claim that the private sector is doing fine.

"If the spinners could be totally honest with fellow Democrats, they would say that as bad as Obama’s stewardship of the economy has been, it’s better than his handling of the U.S.-Israel relationship,” writes Rubin.


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