PHILADELPHIA – On July 27th, 2016 Hillary Clinton became the official candidate of Democratic Party for the Presidential Elections in November.
During the Convention of the Democratic Party held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia the delegates and guests could watch video that portrayed Clinton as pro-Israeli candidate. One of the prominent figures that appeared on the screen was Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
Unfortunately on Tuesday night, outside of the building where Convention took place, the atmosphere was different. Protesters set an Israeli flag on fire and chanted “long live the intifada”.
The National Jewish Democratic council called these acts: “Disgusting and totally reprehensible.”
Clinton’s appeal to Jewish votes explains the electoral map of the United States and specifics of current elections.
In 2013, 70 percent of U.S. Jews were living in New York, California, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, and Pennsylvania—states whose combined 167 electoral votes make up more than half of the 270 electoral votes a presidential candidate needs to win the election.
American Jews in its majority will support her. In 2013, the Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” survey showed that 70 percent of Jewish voters were Democrats, compared to 49 percent of the general American public. The only exception is Orthodox Jews.