(Israel National News) As election results have been confirmed and statistics from national polls emerge, showing that American Jews overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama – with 70% of the Jewish population voting for Obama – questions emerge about the the true sentiments of this population towards Israel and the possible disconnect between Jews in Israel and those abroad.

David Bedein, founder of the Israel Resource News Agency and Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research finds the disconnect between the religious in Israel and the U.S. particularly startling, saying many Republican supporters were shocked by the refusal of Orthodox leaders to throw their support behind the pro-Israel Mitt Romney.

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