- Should we care?
- How do they, the pollsters and writers define "American Jewry?"
Monday, June 11, 2018
Should We in Israel Care What Diaspora Jews Think? Part 1
There have been headlines and articles all over the media about how "American Jewry" doesn't approve of Israeli politics and policies.
Let's make it very clear that the State of Israel was established despite the feelings and policies of American and other diaspora Jews. We, here in Israel, don't owe them anything! Nor do we owe any thanks or loyalty to foreign countries and NGOs which did nothing more than pay a bit of "lip service" to "approve" the establishment of a Jewish State.
After the historic United Nations vote, November 29, 1947, the "yeas" collectively sat on their respective hands and waited for the Arabs to defeat and destroy the "Zionist entity." They were either the same national leaders or diplomats who did nothing to stop the Nazis' systematic destruction of European Jewry.
The State of Israel is alone and treated to a different standard from any other country.
Only the State of Israel has its chosen Capital City snubbed and vetoed by international bodies and foreign countries. This was very recently changed when USA President Donald Trump bucked the crowds and stated that the State of Israel, like all other countries in the world, has every right to choose its Capital City. This is davka something that many candidates, both winners and losers, for the US Presidency claimed when campaigning, but they quickly reneged post-elections. You'd think that American Jewry would be cheering Trump's policy, but they, the majority, won't support anything Trump does, even if previously they had been in favor.
So, in all honesty, I don't consider the majority of American Jewry honest brokers or truly pro-Israel.
And about my second question. That will have to be answered in a different post. You can already respond to it in your comments.