It's a little late in coming, but Barack Obama has a Jewish problem. Specifically, he has a problem with Jewish voters. The problem is his policy toward Israel.
Next Tuesday New York’s Ninth Congressional District will hold a special election to fill the seat vacated by Anthony Weiner. The district is heavily Jewish and reliably Democratic. 63% of the electorate is registered Democratic. 20% is Republican and 17% is Independent.
Despite it all, the Republican candidate Bob Turner is running even with Democrat David Weprin. In one poll Turner is leading by 4%.
Democrat Weprin is running scared. So scared that he will not guarantee to support Obama in 2012. And so scared that he is as critical of Obama’s Israel policy as his Republican opponent.
Writing in the Jerusalem Post today, Caroline Glick presents the case that Obama has been decidedly unfriendly to Israel. She also allows herself to be cautiously optimistic that more and more American Jews are catching on to Obama, especially in relation to Israel.