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Do Israelis understand Israel’s best interests?

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The Times of Israel has just reported that 70% of Israeli Jews believe that Israel would be better off if Trump beats Biden in the upcoming election. Because Jews make up more than 74% of the total Israeli population, that means that, even if not one, single non-Jewish Israeli shares that belief (which is impossible to believe), it would still be true that a majority of 52% of all Israelis favor Trump over Biden.

But, when you think about it, what the heck would Israelis know about Israel’s best interests? After all, we’ve read in the ToI dozens of blog posts, all of which have been “featured” and written by American academics, rabbis, activists, talking heads, etc., and they tell us that it is Joe Biden who is the best choice for those American voters who are concerned about the security and success of Israel. I’m not going to try to list all the posts, but representative exemplars are here, here, here and here.

All these posts are written by Americans who, I believe, are sincerely interested in advancing Israel’s best interests. So, a question arises. Who is likely to know what is best for Israel: a majority of the........

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