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Why Many American Jews Are Becoming Indifferent or Even Hostile to Israel

It’s not about what Israel does. It’s about what, to their minds, Israel is.

A protester at a rally in front of the White House during the annual AIPAC conference in Washington on March 26, 2017. Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
A protester at a rally in front of the White House during the annual AIPAC conference in Washington on March 26, 2017. Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Essay
May 8 2017
About the author

Daniel Gordis is Koret Distinguished Fellow and chair of the core curriculum at Shalem College in Jerusalem. His new book, Israel: A Concise History of a People Reborn, won the Jewish Book Council’s “Book of the Year” award for 2016.


It’s not about what Israel does. It’s about what, to their minds, Israel is.

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