The unsung moderation of US Jews

Anyone with many Jewish friends or much exposure to the Jewish community will find this news utterly unsurprising. The real news here is that MSM is beginning to gingerly talk about the yawning ideological gulf between rank & file Jews and a number of the American Jewish community’s most high profile (and hardline) organizations.

POLITICS-US: Doves Outnumber Hawks in Jewish Community

A new poll suggests that U.S. Jews hold views about the Middle East that are considerably more dovish than frequently acknowledged, with large majorities favouring diplomacy with Iran, supporting a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine, and advocating U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

U.S. Jews also favour Barack Obama over John McCain by a wide margin in the upcoming November presidential elections, according to the poll, which was released Wednesday by the Jewish advocacy group J Street.