September 27, 2007
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(Page 2 - Previous Page)Lobbies have to do with voters and campaign funds ("Probing How Walt and Mearsheimer Misunderstand the Pro-Israel Lobby," Sept. 21). Relatively speaking, American Jews provide little of both. If all of the eligible Jewish voters voted for the same presidential nominee, it probably would have very little effect on the election. Also, how does American Jewish money compare to the funds of the Military- Industrial complex, pharmaceutical industry or even the National Rifle Association? I believe that every American president supports the State of Israel for pragmatic reasons. American Jews may be proud of Israel, but American presidents know that the State of Israel is a powerful military ally. Presidents may be personally anti-Semitic, but what other Middle Eastern country would be a better ally? To believe that a Jewish lobby can influence the actions of an American president is a reach for me.
Martin J. Weisman
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