Morrie Amitay, a Democrat and former Executive Director of AIPAC (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee), writing for JTA says he is going to vote for John McCain based on his foreign policy, particularly as it relates to Israel.
As a patriotic Jewish American, I care deeply about Israel’s well-being and security as well as that of our own country.
In having to choose between the two presidential candidates, I find myself looking closely at their statements, record of accomplishments, the people who advise them now and those they were influenced by in the past. I do this with our future foremost in mind, and what we could expect their policies would mean to Israel going forward.
This measuring rod is critically important in the face of the unprecedented national security challenges that we will face in the next few years.
Today the choice for the pro-Israel community is clear: Sen. John McCain is the one. I regret that this choice is not shared by more of my coreligionists. As they vote Democratic, more out of habit than out of self-interest, too many fail to appreciate the growing menace of Islamic extremism to both the United States and Israel.
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