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Midterm Elections 2010 Photo by: Reuters

Pro-Israel group AIPAC (American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee), hails success for supporters on both sides of the political divide, as well as election of three new Jewish members of Congress; polls shows 66 percent of U.S. Jews voted Democrat.

America’s largest pro-Israel lobby group on Wednesday hailed the results of midterm elections in the U.S. which saw staunch supporters re-elected to Congress on both sides of the party political divide.

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“Many of the strongest friends and supporters of the U.S.-Israel relationship were reelected on Tuesday,” the group said in a statement.

These included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Reps. John Boehner (R-OH), widely tipped to be named Republican majority leader in the lower House of Representatives, which his party seized from Democratic control.

Other pro-Israel successes cited by AIPAC included outgoing House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as well as Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD).

“It is abundantly clear that the 112th Congress will continue America’s long tradition of staunch support for a strong, safe and secure Israel and an abiding friendship between the United States and our most reliable ally in the Middle East,” AIPAC said.

Israel’s Washington embassy also expressed satisfaction with the results.

“Support for Israel at the Congress is strong and bipartisan,” an embassy spokesman told Haaretz.

AIPAC also welcomed the election of three new Jewish members of Congress: Senator-elect Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Congressman-elect David Cicilline (D-RI), and Congresswoman-elect Nan Hayworth (R-NY).

Cicilline becomes the fourth openly gay member of Congress – and third Jewish gay member of Congress.

Some Jewish incumbents lost out, however – among them Florida Democrat Alan Grayson, who ran a controversial campaign in which he labeled his opponent, Daniel Webster, “Taliban Dan”. Another incumbent, Ron Klein lost to the republican Allen West, in Florida.

In Wisconsin, Republicans picked up two seats, ousting Jewish Democratic incumbent, Steve Kagen, who lost to Reid Ribble. Another Jewish Congressman to leave the House is John Adler of New Jersey.

Jewish vote

According to an election day poll by J Street, another lobby group that sees itself as AIPAC’s more liberal rival, 66 percent of U.S. Jews voted Democrat.

Only 7 percent of Jews polled identified Israel as a decisive issue, with 62 percent citing the economy and 31 percent mentioning healthcare as a major concern.

Sixty percent of U.S. Jews approved of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job, while 53 percent approved of the way he is handling the Arab-Israeli conflict.

A decisive 83 percent of American Jews supported an active U.S. role in resolving the conflict. Seventy-one percent supported a U.S. policy involving “publicly stating disagreements with” Israel and the Palestinians, while 65 percent said they were prepared to see America “exert pressure” on the sides to push them toward peace.

The poll, conducted by conducted by Gerstein Agne Strategic Communications, surveyed 1000 Jewish voters across the U.S. and 600 Jewish voters in Pennsylvania on the evening of November 2nd. A separate poll, conducted before the election from October 20-24, surveyed 400 voters in Illinois’ Ninth Congressional District.

EDITED: Debbie Menon  Source–Haaretz

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3 Comments

  1. D Costa on the 05. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    It is a shame that a real American like Mark Dankof lost his bid for the US senate while so many anti-American, anti-Christian communist marxist Zionist Jews continue to get elected.

    Can anyone name another group of people [or another race] who is doing [and who has done] so much harm to America and the Middle Eastern Islam countries as well as to the freedom and individual liberties of people in America[and the Middle East] as well as to the entire globe [through their international influence] as the Ashkenazi Mongolians [who call themselves "Jews"] that are running our country?

    These people perpetrated 9/11 in order to wage illegal wars against Muslim countries as well as to set up a police state in the US.

  2. Earlaiman on the 05. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    THE ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN!

    ISRAEL 1 – AMERICA 0

    S-s-s-s-s-sorry folks…y-y-y-you lost!

    Earlaiman

  3. jerry on the 07. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    D Costa said it right. No other group has done more to destroy Anerica than ZIONIST. That includes Christian, Jewish, or Mulim zionist. Zionism is an IDEOLOGY, that MUST be STOPPED.

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