A new poll reveals that US Jews fear terrorism by American Muslims, are solidly against Palestinian Authority demands. The survey also confirmed previous polls that President Barack Obama is losing Jewish support.
Democratic pollster Pat Caddell and Republican pollster John McLaughlin conducted the poll for the non-partisan Security America Now organization.
The most startling result of the survey is that 76 percent of the respondents are concerned about Islamic terrorism committed by American-born Muslims.
The survey also showed a sharp change in the views of American Jews, most of whom are center or center-left concerning the Israeli-Palestinian Authority dispute. There is solid across-the-board opposition to Israel’s making further serious concessions to the PA.
Eighty-eight percent believe that a prerequisite for Palestinian statehood is its recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, a demand of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Furthermore, 81 percent oppose Israel’s being forced to accept the borders that existed between the temporary Armistice Lines in 1949 and the Six-Day War in 1967.
Concerning Jerusalem, 73 percent believe the city should be the united capital of Israel, and only eight percent agree that Israel should be forced to surrender parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority.
More than 80 percent oppose the PA attempt to achieve statehood, based on its demands, by going through the United Nations, a move that the president also opposes.
President Obama’s confidence that the Arab Spring uprisings will lead to a better Middle East are not shared by Jewish voters, 54 percent of whom think that the uprisings have made the world more dangerous for Israel.
As for their voting intentions in 2012, only 43 percent say they would cast a ballot for e-electing President Obama.
"These most loyal of Democrat voters are very concerned about the future of Israel and the tense relations between the Obama Administration and the State of Israel,” commented Paddell.