The U.S. vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as “illegal” and ordered all construction operations there to stop.
While the U. S. did veto the U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Israel for settlements in the West Bank, as illegal, Ambassador Susan Rice also said: “We reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” essentially still condemning Israel, without “condemning Israel.”

According to a CNN poll in 2006, 87% of Jewish people in the United States voted Democratic, and in 2008 the American Jewish Committee’s Survey of American Jewish opinion found that 58 percent of Jews say they are Democrats, only 15 percent Republican.

So does recent handling of the Middle-East crisis, and the weak support at this time affect the President’s numbers in this voting block?

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