Beautiful work, by Lizette Alvarez in the New York Times, on the Republican Jewish Coalition’s activities in Florida. Republicans Go After Jewish Vote…
Focused on South Florida, Ohio and Nevada, the Republican Jewish Coalition, backed mostly by the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a Zionist, has begun spending $6.5 million on an air-and-ground strategy to reach Jewish voters who may view Mr. Obama as unreliable on the question of Israel’s security. Jewish voters, who generally vote for Democrats in big numbers, overwhelmingly supported Mr. Obama in 2008, giving him 78 percent of their vote, according to exit polls conducted by Edison/Mitofsky.
I have repeatedly called out the media for prevaricating about Adelson’s aims. Alvarez calls a spade a spade.
This signals a new role in the discourse of the term “Zionism.” It’s not such a great thing. It’s associated with slouching giant casino bosses who wish they had served in the Israeli army and deny Palestinian existence and push for war with Iran. Great brand for young Jews!