The Political Interest Getting It Right with the Jewish Vote

Getting It Right with the Jewish Vote

Mario Cuomo had a choice when he addressed an audience of Miami Jews on Dec. 5. He could score with some cheap political rhetoric, or he could tell the complicated, nuance-laden truth. Cuomo chose the former. In a speech that pushed every pro-Israel button known to man, New York's Governor singled out the Arab states' economic boycott of Israel for special condemnation. The applause increased when Cuomo identified Japan as a particularly egregious and cowardly collaborator. "I was in Japan ((in October)), talking every day about the Arab boycott," said Cuomo. "You know what a difference it would make if you...

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