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March 25th, 2019 10:48 am
Notable Quote: Why Americans Care About Israel
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As the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2019 Policy Conference continues in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh carpet salesman Lou Weiss offers a cogent summary in The Wall Street Journal echoing CFIF’s recent commentary on why Americans care about, and should continue to care about, Israel:

AIPAC is driven by the Smiths, the Joneses and the Sanchezes, Americans who intuitively grasp the importance of support for the Jewish state.  Some admire Israel as a plucky democracy standing up for deeply American values of liberty and pluralism.  For others it’s Israel’s progressive treatment of women and gays.  Some see Israel on the front lines of the war on terror and want to help it fight back.  Others admire Israel because the Hebrew Bible states that those who bless Abraham and his great nation will themselves be blessed.  Is it purely a coincidence that America, the most successful country in history, treats its Jews better than any other nation ever has?”

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