Well you do make a point.
Traditionally, the Democrats were more pro-Israel than the Republicans, most Jews in the US vote Democratic, with the rise of Christian Zionists, now the Republicans are more pro-Israel.
Now why has that not translated to more votes for Bush?
most American Jews are very uncomfortable with Christian Zionists, and don't like being used because of someone else's end-time religious zealotry. Most American Jews think that CZs don't give a rats ass about Jews or Israel unless it fits into their eschatology.
While the US is overwhelmingly a nation of Christians, it is not a "Christian nation". The evangelicalism and the merging of religion and government worries a lot of Jews. Personally when the president talks constantly about Jesus, as someone who is *not* a Christian, it makes me feel like an outsider in my own country.
Many American Jews have a lot of problems with Sharon and his hard line stance, even if they do not like Arafat either. Lot's of Jews have a problem with the concept of Zionism if it means disenfranchising another people or kicking them off their land. Its sort of agonizing.
And all American Jews are Americans, thus they will vote for what they think is in their own country's best interests, not in a foreign country's best interest, even if they have ties of religion or family to it.
My mother down in Phase II
of del Boca Vista was a staunch Kerry supporter, a neighbor in the condo was for Bush, "because he's good for Israel."
Mom said "Well then why don't you move to Israel."
neighbor called my mother a "self-hating Jew" but the vast Majority of American Jews are more like my mother.
I may be ugly. I may be an American. But don't call me an ugly American.