Failing Support for Israel among U.S. Democrats

Imagine all the people living life in peace, a brotherhood of man. A world without barriers, religious, or national divisions was the dream of John Lennon in his highly successful solo song, “Imagine.” Yet, just as it is difficult to imagine this millionaire rock star living without possessions it is even more difficult to imagine American politics at present as an example of the world living as one. The reality is that partisan antipathy between Democrats and Republicans in U.S. politics is stronger than ever, and becoming more ideologically polarized. The proportion in each party with a highly negative view of the opposing party has more than doubled over the last twenty years. As a generalization, Democrats have been moving to the left, while Republicans are moving to the right. Personalities affect political attitudes, and the present split between the parties on Israel was influenced by the attitude of President Barack Obama toward Israeli prime...(Read Full Article)

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