Late in 2012, I attended a small briefing with a senior White House security official. Each of the dozen people there had a chance to speak, and most took the opportunity to lobby for something. I asked this question: Who are we rooting for in Syria?
No innocent life, no matter age, faith or ethnicity, has blood that is redder than any other. War is awful, even when it is necessary. And no group should sacrifice innocent life in an attempt to generate sympathy for its cause.
NJDC rejects the notion that the United States should divest itself of investments in Israel's security. Israel is one of the very few places where Democrats find common ground with Republicans these days, and that agreement is good for our country, good for our community and good for Israel.
What typifies the Republican base, according to the data collected by Pew? Here is one example: more than three-quarters of conservatives agree that "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything."
Writings like Horovitz's column appeal to American Jews who cling to a notion of Jewish powerlessness and who need enemies to define their identity. They resist celebrating a US-Israel bond that is stronger than it has ever been.
Regardless of where a candidate stands on policy matters, every candidate should be willing to stand up for what is right and for the memory of those who perished and survived the twentieth century's greatest horror.