Memo to American Jews: “Israel’s Security is NOT a Jewish Issue”

The Clash Of American Liberal Jewry And Israeli Nationalism
by Yishai Fleisher
April 30, 2019

…In this light, Israeli support of the current American president makes sense: Trump is understood to be a determined, defense-minded fellow sovereign, a strong ruler, and an ally. Many American Jews are dumbfounded at the nearly ubiquitous Israeli approval of a man they detest so much. But from across the pond, and in the tough Middle East reality, things look quite different. Trump’s nationalism and certitude might threaten American liberal Jews, but these characteristics play well in Israel where those very characteristics are needed and admired…READ MORE

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