“[If the U.S. relocates its Israeli Embassy] Arabs across the region may well hear: ‘America has decided Jerusalem belongs to the Jews.’ The result could be violence against American embassies across the region.”
-And if American embassies are attacked because of this decision there will be one group of Americans notably absent in the military ranks waiting to defend our countries property and interests: out of an active duty U.S. Military of 1.3 million men and women fewer than 4,800 men and women self-identify as Jewish.
This is out of an American population of 311 million people, of which 6 million self identify as Jewish.
In contrast, 1 of every 20 members of the US House of Representatives is Jewish
and 1 of every 8 members of the US Senate is Jewish.
If violence does break out over this action does anyone think Americans aren’t going to notice this indiscrepancy?
Now more than ever it is important for my American Jewish family to join others and publicly challenge our self appointed leaders who narrowly define a collective identity and who unfairly jeopardize my American Jewish security in the name of a foreign, politicized ethnic identity.