US Jewry

On Israel-Palestine, Biden Is Not Just Another Version of Obama

Published in Haaretz Many in Israel are expressing concern that the administration of President-elect Joe Biden will be a repeat of the Obama administration. But Biden is not Barack Obama and 2021 is not 2009. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are traditional Democrats, with a fundamental commitment to Israel whose roots are in part emotional in nature (in contrast…
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American Jews Need to Reexamine their Blinding ‘Conzeptzia Too’

hen the war ends and the commissions begin, Israelis will reexamine  the “conceptzia,” the blinding assumptions that failed to prevent October 7.
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US Jews issue penalty card to the Israeli government

The basic facts are that the majority of non-Orthodox American Jews are liberal supporters of the Democratic Party and its values
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A narrow government with Ben Gvir and Smotrich threatens US-Israel ties

Shared values are a cornerstone of the relationship – appointing senior ministers that incite against Arabs would be a gift to anti-Israel progressives.
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Minister Nachman Shai: It is time for a new paradigm in Israeli-Diaspora

It is time we change the paradigm between Israeli-Diaspora relations. This week in Basel we celebrated the 125th anniversary since the first Zionist Congress, led by Theodor Herzl.
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צעדת התפוצות בירושלים. צילום: אסתי דזיובוב TPS

צעדת התפוצות בירושלים. צילום: אסתי דזיובוב TPS

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How Much Should Israel Value Jewish Interests Over its Own?

The crisis with Russia surrounding the Jewish Agency raises the question again: what price is Israel willing to pay for solidarity towards Diaspora Jewry?
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Biden Middle East Trip: Where National Polarization Meets Party Polarization

Bipartisan congressional support for Israel is eroding and being replaced by political barbs that use Israel a weapon to score political points.
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Israel’s Elections Reawaken U.S. Jews’ Trauma

While many Israelis dismissed ‘government for change’ as nothing more than a marketing stunt, most U.S. Jews welcomed what they considered a major change.
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Is Evangelical Support for Israel Really Unequivocal?

Evangelical Christian Zionism and support for Israel is a multi-layered phenomenon that cannot be taken for granted.
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Measuring the Politicization of Israel in Congress

Main Findings: 66% of Congressional Democrats and 94% of Congressional Republicans have tweeted about Israel during the current session of Congress. During the past two sessions of Congress there has been a dramatic increase in the percent of tweets that politicize Israel. In the previous session of Congress, Republicans and Democrats mentioned politics more frequently in their tweets about Israel…
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