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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Gershom Gorenberg (South Jerusalem, The Unmaking of Israel, The American Prospect)

Glenn and Gershom discuss Israel and the US election. Gershom finds the controversy over Jerusalem in the Democratic platform to be disconnected from reality. Glenn suggests that this only illustrates the power of symbols in political communication. Do Israelis prefer Romney over Obama? Glenn thinks that pro-Israel pandering in US politics is more about evangelical Christians than Jewish voters. Gershom and Glenn have different ideas about why some Americans still view Obama as foreign. Gershom suggests that American Jews will vote Democratic, but not based on Israel. Gershom argues that the segregated economic situation of the ultra-Orthodox in Israel is unsustainable, and he and Glenn explore how it might change.

Recorded:Sep 6    Posted:Sep 7, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Sep 7, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Gershom Gorenberg

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