Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is likely to win a majority of the orthodox Jewish vote, according to an analysis on Haaretz.
While Hillary Clinton has called Trump voters "deplorables," orthodox Jews have been called "tribalists." Outsider status, for the orthodox, creates a connection with Trump's message and supporters.
Some issues which are raised by Trump align perfectly with concerns of orthodox Jewish voters.
Orthodox Jews believe that Hillary Clinton has proposed a sham peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, which is no process at all. They believe Israel would pay too high a price in order to reach a two-state solution.
Trump on the other hand has promised a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty —meaning no expunging of the word "Israel" on a U.S. passport or "Jerusalem, Israel."
Regarding Iran, Clinton wants to have it both ways, the report suggests.
"To select audiences she signals that she would be tough on Iran and push back against terrorism, subversion, and Iranian ICBMs. Clinton however was fully complicit in the Obama administration's deception on Iran," the report elaborated.
In her presidential campaign, Clinton has not talked about the defense of the Iran deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. To remain united with Barack Obama, Clinton has stayed silent on several occasions.
Trump, on the other hand, believes the Iran deal is a disaster, and he will get rid of it.
However, William Kolbrener in an op-ed article points out that Trump is a demagogue and can change his position "at the drop of a hat."
Another major issue which worries the orthodox population is their concern on intermarriage and how it forbodes the end of the Jewish population.
Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky have been bringing up their children as both Methodists and Jews. This approach brings a level of assimilation which is unacceptable to the orthodox voter.
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