No, Jews Aren’t Defecting To The GOP

In October 1972, the New York Times published a provocative article whose headline read, “GOP Intensifies Drive to Attract Jews to Nixon.” Seeking to exploit Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern’s imprecise position on the Arab-Israeli conflict and his growing association with extreme elements in the Democratic Party, some of which identified Zionism as a neo-colonial and racist political creed, the Republican machine worked in over-drive that year to peel off large numbers of American Jewish voters.

“After months of working through the so-called establishment in the Jewish community,” explained the Old Gray Lady, “the men running President Nixon’s re-election effort have taken their vigorous effort to increase his share of the normally Democratic Jewish vote into the neighborhoods and the streets of the cities.”

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