I found Rob Spitzer�s �The Million Dollar Campaign� letter (Oct. 27) regarding the Republican Jewish Coalitions very interesting. Mr. Spitzer is correct that a great majority of Jews vote Democratic. Regardless, I don�t see a need to mock the messenger because the message is right on. As a security voter and a strong supporter of Israel, I found the ads eye-opening, enlightening and most useful in analyzing one�s political allegiances.
Although Mr. Spitzer sites numerous factual polls conducted by the American Jewish Committee backing up his position, he fails to mention the two most important. The first was conducted by NBC/Wall Street Journal in July of this year, where 84 percent of Republicans and 43 percent of Democrats said they sympathize more often with Israel than Arab nations. The second poll conducted by Los Angeles/Bloomberg reported that 64 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of Democrats believed the U.S. should align more with Israel than Arab nations. The RJC also published former Democratic president Jimmy Carter�s remarks on Israel: �I don�t think Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire State of Lebanon. I represent the vast majority of Democrats.�
The RJC published Congressman John Dingel�s (D-Mich.) comments stating, �I don�t take sides for or against Hezbollah or for or against Israel.� Lastly and most disturbing, the RJC ran the comments of Morrie Amitay (former executive director or AIPAC) who said this October �If Democrats take over the House, unfortunately, it�s safe to assume that the House�s posture toward Israel will worsen.�
We can either simply ignore this information or take it to heart. Regardless, I think it�s time to stop demonizing those who have an �R� after their name and decide which party is better for the future security of Israel. I also thank the RJC for advertising in JTNews as well as bringing me this valuable information. My donation is in the mail!