This blog is powered by iVoteIsrael and seeks to be an objective, one-stop shop for American citizens living in Israel who want to follow the 2012 Presidential Elections and be in-the-know regarding how this election effects Israel and what candidates are saying about Israel, its legitimacy, and its security.
What is iVoteIsrael? We are a diverse group of Olim, recent-arrivals as well as vatikim from all over the country who are deeply concerned about the safety, security and future of Israel. Most importantly, we want to see a President in the White House who will support and stand by Israel in absolute commitment to its safety, security and right to defend itself.
Since we believe that ‘there is no such thing as friends in politics, only interests,’ we started thinking about how to be proactive about this. One fact that caught our eye was that while the 2000 Bush-Gore Presidential elections all came down to 537 absentee ballots cast in Florida, only 64 of those – out of the many thousands of Floridian-Israelis – were cast from Israel! More recently, the NY 9th Congressional District 2011 special Elections (to replace Anthony Weiner) – a district with huge numbers of olim – were decided by just 2,000 votes, very few by absentee ballot from Israel. There are dozens more of such examples across the 50 states.
We – as American-Israelis – are punching WAY below our weight, and we set out to change that equation. Get Started
“Americans for Jerusalem” is a registered 501(c)4 and will run the iVoteIsrael Campaign – an issue-based campaign, expressing our desire to see a Congress and Administration who will support and stand by Israel in absolute commitment to its safety, security and right to self-defense, without endorsing any specific candidate or party.