Why do presidents visit Israel before elections?
Also people who are running for president?
- pendletonLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
A common mistake - it is not because of the Jewish vote.
It is because of the Christian vote.
Christians in America are overwhelmingly pro Israel.
Showing a good relationship with Israel is very helpful in that demographic.
Of course, having the Jewish vote and Jewish money as well does not hurt.
Being pro-Israel means also being anti-Islamic, which plays very well to most American voters post 9/11.
Less than 2% of the US population are Jewish, and less than 30% of them vote republican, so not much sense from that angle.
- Rick31Lv 77 years ago
The Jewish vote. Many American Jews have relatives in Israel and they are the only US ally in that region.
- DesireLv 77 years ago
Israel is like a sister country to the US. At least it used to be before Obama destroyed our relationship with them.
- roughedgesLv 67 years ago
They are cultivating the Jewish vote.
These folks have money and are actively involved in politics. They contribute and they vote.
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- Anonymous7 years ago
Because they are our country's strongest, closet, and most powerful ally.