Which Party should Israel be supporting in upcoming Presidential campaign?

The first Republican Presidential primary debate for the 2016 elections have just taken place. With the recent talks regarding the nuclear deal with Iran, support for Israel is definitely an important issue. A few of the candidates including Sen Cruz, Sen Rubio, and Donald Trump have been vocal in their support for Israel and the right to defend herself. Polls show that President Obama, on the other hand, appears to have lost the confidence of a majority of Israelis that his policies are friendly towards Israel or in our best interests.

In July of last year, during the outbreak of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, a Pew Research Poll indicated a sharp division between Republicans and Democrats on their support for Israel. According to Pew, in April of 2014 prior to the onset of violence, 68% of Republicans and 46% of Democrats sympathized more with Israel than the Palestinians. Following the outbreak of violence, the number of Republicans who sympathized with Israel rose to 73% while the number of Democrats fell slightly to just 44%.

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David Weissman
David Weissman was born in Queens, NY and served 13 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged he made the Jewish right of return (Aliyah) and moved to the city of Ashkelon in Israel where he experienced the war with Hamas in the summer of 2014. David is now a freelance writer living in the city of Efrat in the Jerusalem district.