Some smart ideas for how to strengthen the frayed Israeli-Diaspora relationship
A recent American Jewish Committee poll on the relationship between Israelis and American Jews demonstrates the widening gap between the two communities. Just a few examples:
43% of US Jews believe that growth of non-Orthodox streams will improve the quality of Jewish life in Israel, whereas only 26% of Israelis feel the same way.
73% of US Jews support a space for mixed-gender prayer at the Western Wall, while only 42% of Israelis agree.
Just 34% of US Jews support President Trump’s handling of Israel, while 77% of Israelis approve of how he has dealt with Israel.
These numbers are certainly a basis for concern…
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