On Iran, Most Americans Favor Diplomacy But Most American Jews Favor War – OpEd


In a new University of Maryland poll of American public opinion, only 24 percent of those polled said they favor an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear program. A national poll of American Jews however, shows that 66 percent of them favor an Israeli attack on Iran.

In an indication that American Jews are out of sync with Israeli Jews, a poll conducted in Israel in November showed that only 43 percent favored an Israeli attack.

When it comes to American Jewish views on the creation of a Palestinian state, opinion is divided with 49 percent in favor and 41 percent against. However, 75 percent agree with the statement: “The goal of the Arabs is not the return of occupied territories but rather the destruction of Israel.”

Paul Woodward - War in Context

Paul Woodward describes himself by nature if not profession, as a bricoleur. A dictionary of obscure words defines a bricoleur as “someone who continually invents his own strategies for comprehending reality.” Woodward has at various times been an editor, designer, software knowledge architect, and Buddhist monk, while living in England, France, India, and for the last twenty years the United States. He currently lives frugally in the Southern Appalachians with his wife, Monica, two cats and a dog Woodward maintains the popular website/blog, War in Context (http://warincontext.org), which "from its inception, has been an effort to apply critical intelligence in an arena where political judgment has repeatedly been twisted by blind emotions. It presupposes that a world out of balance will inevitably be a world in conflict."

2 thoughts on “On Iran, Most Americans Favor Diplomacy But Most American Jews Favor War – OpEd

  • March 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    we are already mis-led by Israel to fight for its interests. now it seems Israeli lobbying groups attempt to hijack the US again.

  • March 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    This is no surprise, really.

    Jews are sensitive to promises to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ and promises of ‘We’ll finish what Hitler started’- especially when those threats and promises come from a Holocaust denying regime only too happy to associate with the likes of David Duke.

    One would have thought the author of website entitled ‘War in Context’ would have mentioned that.


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