RAMALLAH, May 3 (JMCC) - A majority of American Jews still support the approach of President Barack Obama towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, despite the deterioration in US-Israel relations, according to a report in the LA Times.
President Obama's altercations with the Israeli government have brought protests from US groups that staunchly support Israel.
But the administration retains substantial overall support among American Jewish voters, and that appears to be giving him political running room to ply his approach to the issue.
Obama has criticized Israel for continuing to build Jewish housing in disputed territory, which the president says threatens efforts to restart peace talks, contributes to instability in the region and jeopardizes US interests.
Pro-Israel groups in the US have been alarmed by Obama's efforts to wring concessions from the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
But the larger American Jewish community is more open to Obama's arguments, analysts said...
The trend may also be connected to the rise of Jewish lobbying groups opposed to the policy agenda of traditional ones like the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), that tend to lean to the far-right.Read
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