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US Jews shifting their views on Israel, Iran: Analyst

“It seems that American Jews are actually becoming more in favor of peace," Preston says.

The majority of Jews in the United States are shifting their opinion about Israel and Iran, decreasing their support for Tel Aviv while increasingly favoring the nuclear agreement with Tehran, a political analyst from Virginia says.

“It seems that American Jews are actually becoming more in favor of peace, less in favor of taking a provocative stance against Iran,” said Keith Preston, chief editor and director of, a website dedicated to encouraging revolt against domestic and foreign US government policies.

“That seems to be true among younger Jews as well,” Preston told Press TV on Wednesday.

“What we’ve seen in the United States, in American culture and politics generally in recent times is that the younger generation has taken a sharp shift leftward on a lot of social issues and cultural issues,” he added.

Earlier this month, a petition urging support for the Iran nuclear deal Iran in Congress was signed by 340 US rabbis from the major denominations of Judaism.

In contrast, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and other pro-Israel lobbying groups in the US have launched a massive campaign to scuttle the historic agreement with Iran.

The Obama administration is trying to save the accord in Congress, which is reviewing the pact and is likely to vote on it in September.

The chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations acknowledged on Tuesday that the White House’s lobbying campaign for the accord has generated results.

Senator Bob Corker, a Republican representing Tennessee, said he does not know if opponents of the agreement in Congress can prevail.


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