by NJDCSteve, Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 11:29:11 AM EDT
by Matt Stoller, Fri Jul 07, 2006 at 05:39:59 AM EDT
You know, supporting Israel does not mean supporting a right-wing approach to foreign policy. In fact, I would suggest that neocon backers who comprise the 'Israel lobby' are deeply dishonest about that. Their behavior, supporting American wars based on lies, has no ideological coherence exception being pro-lying. Furthermore, they are putting Israel's existence at risk by supporting an Israeli government that is manifestly against the tough and peaceful legacy of Yitzhak Rabin.
It's also sad though expected for reporters to exclusively quote old neocon Jews when talking about the American Jewish vote. Here we have David Silverman doing just that. Read this selection of quotes, who are all from older Lieberman-supporting Jews, and one older Lieberman-supporting Irishman.
While not buying for a minute that anyone derives their moral sense by reading a book, given that some people do believe this, I'm inclined to ask:
Theologically speaking, where do Conservative Christians and Observant Jews get their moral precepts?