In some more evidence, that might suggest Romney’s appeal rising among American Jewish voters, Zionist college students in the United States now favor Romney, Jonathan Asher Pressman of The Jewish Press reports. “For Zionist students,” says Pressman, “foreign policy, and particularly the candidates’ positions on Israel and the Middle East, play a pivotal role when choosing their candidate.” Pressman interviewed one student who said that the Democratic National Committee’s decision to take language declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital out of the party platform had convinced him to vote for Mitt Romney.
“It seems clearer than ever that Mitt Romney is the real supporter of Israel,” Pressman quotes that student, Aaron Elkin, as saying. “He, unlike President Obama, understands the stakes of a nuclear Iran and the premature talks with Palestinian partners who refuse to acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state.”
American University junior and Voorhees, New Jersey resident Gabe Duec told The Jewish Press that the only thing standing in the way of his voting for Obama are the current President’s positions regarding foreign policy.
“I don’t care that Obama hasn’t gone to Israel—Bush didn’t go until late in his second term,” Duec said. “I do care that Obama isn’t taking as hard of a line against terrorism and extreme Islamism in the Middle East, and in my opinion Romney is much better for Israel right now, especially if Netanyahu gets re-elected.”