Why do presidents visit Israel before elections?

Also people who are running for president?

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  • 7 years ago
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    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.

  • Rick31
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The Jewish vote. Many American Jews have relatives in Israel and they are the only US ally in that region.

  • Desire
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Israel is like a sister country to the US. At least it used to be before Obama destroyed our relationship with them.

  • 7 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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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Because they are our country's strongest, closet, and most powerful ally.

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