Published on Haaretz
Fearful of selling out, Sanders’ young, progressive and universalist Jewish supporters won’t go canvassing for Hillary; they may even be considering not voting at all. But Trump will change all that.
In a U.S. presidential election campaign season in which particularistic Jewish concerns have been almost invisible, American Jews are united – at least for the moment – in their almost universal revulsion at the thought of a Donald Trump presidency. If he is not toppled from within the Republican party, the outcome of Trump’s success coupled with Bernie Sander’s eventual surrender will likely to drive two groups of American Jewish voters – despairing Republicans and disappointed young progressives – into the arms of liberal mainstream Democrats in supporting Hillary Clinton.