Naftali Bennett pushes back against Ron Lauder’s assertion that Israel is responsible for assimilation

Bennett takes on Lauder: Don’t blame Israel for U.S. Jews assimilating
by Herb Keinon
March 20, 2018

Education and Diaspora Minister Naftali Bennett politely but firmly disagreed with a New York Times Op-Ed written by World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder, implying Israel bears responsibility for the assimilation of Jewish millennials in the US. Speaking on Monday in Jerusalem at the Foreign Ministry-sponsored Sixth Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism, Bennett – just ahead of Lauder – said: “Ron, I read your piece in The New York Times – not a great piece. I very much respect you, but I disagree. Assimilation in America in not a result of Israeli policies, assimilation is the result of prosperity in AmericaREAD MORE

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