Israel's ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, "categorically denied" that he specified the Republican Party when he described as harmful making Israel a partisan issue.
A Jerusalem-based think tank urged Israel not to let Israel become political ammunition for partisanship between Republicans and Democrats. The Jewish People Policy Institute recommended that the Israeli government make "every possible effort to prevent the Middle East conflict from becoming a point of contention between the Republican and Democratic parties," according to a press release announcing a new report from the institute. The press release stated that the institute "discourages turning the political debate on U.S. policy toward Israel into a partisan wedge issue."
Have you noticed that when people complain about bias in the media, it's always bias against their own point of view and never bias in favor of their side?
Letters to the Editor.
It is a troubling paradox: Israel may be protected from new pressure from Washington by the upcoming presidential election, but that protection could foreshadow long-term damage to U.S.-Israel relations.
The reason: more and more, the pro-Israel effort is getting sucked into the quicksand of bitter partisan politics.
In today's take-no-enemies political climate, the bipartisanship that has been the goal of pro-Israel activism in Washington -- a goal steadfastly pursued, if not often attained -- is in dire jeopardy.
As long as the Jewish people lives, it will generate a living culture, and as long as that culture values the written word, Jews will write books.