Are American Jews disenchanted with Israel? No.

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
American Jews and Israel
by Elliott Abrams
November 9, 2018

Everyone knows that American Jews are becoming increasingly distant from and disenchanted with the State of Israel…And everyone knows why: Israel’s right-wing government and its policy of expanding settlements, and Israel’s maltreatment of non-Orthodox strains of Judaism are repeatedly mentioned as the key explanations. But it seems that what everyone knows is simply wrong–and oddly enough we learn this from none other than the left-wing Jewish group called J Street….The survey asked “Compared to 5-10 years ago, do you feel more positive, more negative, or about the same toward Israel?” The result: 55 percent said about the same, 26 percent said more positive, and 19 percent said more negative. READ MORE

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