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Now for more on the middle east of political theater here at home rabbi -- -- fill president the national Jewish center for learning and leadership.
Author of the book you don't have to be wrong for me to be right.
Finding faith without fanaticism great to have you with us -- -- well let's start with apparently a number of donors are saying to President Obama.
Your position on Israel was untenable.
We're getting a lot of trouble from our donors and from the Jewish.
What do you make of it.
I think it's probably going to some extent but I think for better for worse and people connect to different discussion the Jewish vote is pretty secure with the -- Democratic Party.
I think that actually one of the bellwethers in this learn from is actually Ed Koch former New York City mayor.
Raise the kind of blistering critique is the only candidate with certain nation question the president and whether the Jewish vote with secure.
I also think it's probably worth remember he did the same thing when Jimmy Carter in 1980.
Well as and the funny thing is that when he was asked -- -- would you vote for Ronald Reagan said no of course not now so it turns out that alien nation in changing and voting are two set.
-- it's also -- a curious thing too because of that starts to make one wonder.
Evangelicals for example obviously.
Faithful if you -- to the Republican and conservative movement in this country.
The greatest allies.
Israeli and Israelis and the Jewish communities purposes and goals.
That's your -- is a disconnect that would be painful if your structure.
I think it could be though again it seems to sustain because this -- in that alliance and there are people question whether it is always good.
For Israel evangelical support -- matters of policy my response is very simple.
There may be differences of opinion about what is best for Israel both within the Jewish community and across different faith communities.
The one thing I will never forget using the evangelical community.
-- when I was riding buses and Israel with my children when they blew up on a regular basis.
The one group of Americans I knew I could count on day in and day out to be on those buses with me in addition to Jewish supporters of -- real.
We're American evangelical Christians and I will never forget that.
Don't American evangelicals and the Jewish community quite.
-- working in opposition when it comes to domestic politics.
Yeah and I think that's always an interest that's what makes America great right we've got about her affair because right and it really is because it means that we understand we can work together and this is going to be on deficit issues and one set of policies and foreign policy issues.
That we can make alliances.
Trumps -- and that's when everyone's gonna have to -- I think well.
Right now somebody got to learn something because -- setting a fourteen point three trillion dollars they've got the Democrats.
Going one direction.
Republicans intent upon -- if you -- -- mature solution here.
There's not going to be this are going to be much in the way of compromise that isn't and resolved and more we're spending these smaller governments.
We're gonna have to find -- we're gonna have to find people on both sides no compromise is not a dirty word.
We're gonna have to insist as Americans we won't listen to anyone from either party.
If whatever suggestions they bring don't include I think we -- a plan to bring other sides to the table that are based on what we're looking at a polling -- by.
I think the American people are already there they are not going to trust anybody that I know so now it's not political -- not trusting to holding them to a higher standard saying that if you can't tell me how to get the other side of the table.
Even if I agree with you I don't want to hear you.
I I just want.
-- at this point as to whether or not there's -- one are capable in the and frankly in the administration -- -- because what we're hearing.
John Boehner did everything great -- saying this is going to be done in the next thirty days attaching an intelligent urgency to it.
Ready to compromise.
Sort of interesting to -- -- -- issue about what is going on in this country and another level and Alameda California.
Fifty year old man walks into the water.
In the east -- part.
Stands up to his neck in water across 75 people gathered -- watch the man drowned as police and fire of their.
And it's a matter of policy that they not rescue the man what in the world -- going on in this country.
Ask a lawyer don't ask the rabbi I think we've gotten into a place where the fear of making a mistake -- -- I mean I think.
The hell with the lord I'm talking about here.
Ethics right and wrong in the -- of human decency no so we agree I think we've created a culture which the fear for -- not for good law.
-- made people afraid to do the right thing it's the same thing with the politicians we have to take this back and say you know what.
Whatever the lawyers say whatever the question may be the truth is when you see a person in need.
It's not someone else's job it's actually you were privilege it's your opportunity to step in and make a difference and you know.
A witness to the whole thing that lasted about an hour.
It was the witness not anyone from fire police who were.
Waded into the water and retrieve the lifeless body on its astronauts it's up to us and we know at bat that'll happen less.
-- my -- you could see our Barbara.
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