Probing public sentiment on Israel and American Jews

the February 1987 Roper poll by David Singer

Publisher: American Jewish Committee, Institute of Human Relations in New York, NY

Written in English
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  • Jews -- United States -- Public opinion.,
  • Public opinion -- United States.,
  • Israel -- Foreign public opinion, American.

Edition Notes

Cover title.

StatementDavid Singer, Renae Cohen.
ContributionsCohen, Renae., Roper Organization.
LC ClassificationsDS102.95 .S58 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1950631M
LC Control Number90176401

  The events of the past year brought American and Israeli Jews ever closer to a breaking point. President Trump, beloved in Israel and decidedly unloved by a majority of American Jews. There is widespread sentiment that liberal American Jews, as a constituency, are dissipating due to intermarriage, and that the evangelical Christian community in the U.S. is a more dependable. After Israel took over the West Bank and Gaza following the Six-Day War, some American blacks supported the Palestinians and criticized Israel's actions; for example, they publicly supported the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and called for the destruction of the Jewish state.   I n the Arab Middle East, known, deservedly, as a global hub and disseminator of anti-Semitism, something is astir of immense interest and importance.. First, the bad news—which is hardly news at all. Even as some Arab leaders are visibly warming toward Israel and Jews, the widespread culture of rejectionism and anti-Semitism persists at key levels of their societies.

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  Virginia, however, held Gordon’s book as near-gospel during its judicial crusade to keep interracial marriage unlawful. Robert D. McIlwaine III, the Assistant Attorney General for Virginia, informed the Court that Gordon’s work was "widely-accepted" and "the definitive book on intermarriage, and has the most careful, up to date, methodologically sound study of intermarriage in North. Israel's next great crisis may come not with the Palestinians or Iran but with young American JewsA dramatic shift is taking place in Israel and America. In Israel, the deepening occupation of the West Bank is putting Israeli democracy at risk. In the United States, the refusal of major Jewish organizations to defend democracy in the Jewish state is alienating many young liberal Jews from. At the same time, influential Jewish-Zionist organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) insist that the US must recognize and defend Israel as a specifically Jewish ethnic-religious state. /18 Pluralism and diversity, it seems, are only for non-Jews. What’s good for Jews in their own homeland, Jewish-Zionist. Some Republican politicians were happy to see Israel become a partisan issue. Even though it made only a small dent in Jews’ dogged loyalty to the Democrats, it cemented the Republican allegiance of Evangelical Christians, who, according to surveys, are as heavily pro-Israel as are American Jews—and ten times more numerous.

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Many American Christians were surprised when the vandalism story broke, and figured it was a fluke. After all, Christians and Jews share a common history. Christians, like Jews, revere the Old Testament, so there is a certain implied kinship.

And most Christians assume that Israel is a friend of Christianity. American Jews may have to relearn this style. The American Jewish community will continue to have an influence on Israel in the way it has in the past, which is not always the way it thinks it has. Its real contribution has not been money, or the sway it has exercised over American foreign policy, but the people who have gone to live there.

Although this silence on Israel among many Jews has been an issue for a considerable period of time, the latest flurry of anti-Israel rhetorical extremism has added to this dilemma.

Ironically, the more Conservative Jewish Community and especially the Orthodox Jewish Community are more steadfast in their support for Israel.

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