Democrats and Republicans - Who's On Israel's Side?
The latest reports from the media show that Democrats are very critical of Israel today, and Republicans are very supportive. How can it be that one's political allegiance determines one's position toward Israel? As the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, you can have your own opinions, but you can't have your own facts. If this disagreement between Democrats and Republicans were truly a controversy for the sake of Heaven, it would certainly not be divided between Democrats and Republicans. So what is the source of this controversy? Surely not the facts. Democrats are basing their opinions on second-hand information, and having a knee-jerk reaction to whatever the New York Times and other careless media not friendly to Israel are writing. If they would investigate more carefully, they would lean more to being supportive of Israel.