One shouldn’t be surprised to see the political divide between the Jews in the USA and those in Israel when one considers Hitler had support of many Jews https://listverse.com/2017/01/03/top-10-nazi-collaborators-who-were-jews/.
Yet, to me ‘The dichotomy over the U.S. elections between Jews in America and Jews in Israel is stark and startling. While over 70% of U.S. Jews supported the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, almost 70% of Israeli Jews prefer the GOP incumbent, Donald Trump.
It is, of course, not hard to understand the Israeli position. After all, despite Trump’s sometimes unendearing personal demeanor, he has produced a long list of highly favorable policy decisions for Israel that began to fundamentally change the Middle East and the basic parameters of the Arab-Israeli conflict—including: Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; moving the U.S. embassy to the city; defunding URWA (The United Nations Relief & Works Agency, which perpetuates the Palestinian-Arab refugee problem); cutting funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA); acknowledging the legality of Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria (aka “West Bank”); recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the strategically vital Golan Heights; and pulling out of the perilously defective Iran nuclear deal—imposing harsh sanctions on Tehran’s tyrannical theocracy, and driving its faltering economy to the brink of collapse.
On the other hand, fathoming U.S. Jewry animus to Trump is considerably more difficult. Indeed, putting aside for the moment Trump’s robust support for their kinfolk in the Jewish nation-state, one might have reasonably expected that many domestic policy initiatives launched by Trump would have been eagerly embraced by much of the U.S. Jewish community, who traditionally subscribe to Left-leaning liberal political views.
‘Palestinians, desperate for a Biden victory’
After all, Trump introduced prison reform, and brought unemployment to record lows for minorities. Likewise, he appointed the first woman ever to head the CIA, the second woman ever as Secretary of Homeland Security, and a woman to the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite fierce opposition from large drug manufacturers, he has pushed for lower prices for prescription drugs, signing several executive orders towards this goal.
All of these should have militated toward drawing greater support from the wider Jewish electorate. Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of U.S. Jews chose to adhere to their almost Pavlovian anti-GOP knee-jerk reaction.
But it is in the field of foreign relations that U.S. Jewish backing of a Biden presidency bodes particularly ill. For while the Trump administration was prepared to confront Israel’s principal enemies with firm resolve, it appears that a Biden administration leans towards charting a course that would be far more considerate of Israel’s foes—and far more compliant in meeting their demands.
Indeed, one election day headline proclaimed “Palestinians, desperate for a Biden victory, hold their breath as America votes”
In similar vein the New York Times wrote: “The Palestinians are counting on a Trump defeat…They don’t even want to think about Plan B… Isolated diplomatically and running out of money… the Palestinians are looking to Tuesday’s election more desperate than ever for a change in Washington.”’https://worldisraelnews.com/analysis-us-and-israeli-jews-deeply-divided-on-life-and-death-issues/