Are Israeli Jews distancing themselves away from American Jews? Does Non English Israeli Jews Have less in common among English Speaking Israelis & American Jews in General. Is the fact that the Conservative and Reform elements of the Israeli population being treated second-rate by the Chief Rabbis bearing its toll?
The American Jewish public seems to have found common ground in Politicians such as Netanyahu who was educated partly abroad in The US. rather than the strictly Hebrew Speaking Israelis. The non English speaking Israeli Generals and Politians come across a sort of alienated from American Jews..
Netanyahu’s major appeal to American Jews is command of the English language and not coming across and sounding like for lack of a better word what Pre WW 11 American Jews once refered to as “A Mocky..Once another Israel politician obtains the Prime Minister office and English is not their first language ..it drives a wedge between & distances itself from who American Jewish voters can relate to as one of their own.
All this could have been avoided had Israel Adopted Yiddish as their national language rather than Hebrew.However thats a mute issue today.
Has the Diaspra Jewish Comunity’s support eroding or at best a nominal or lack luster for Israel by from both American and non Israeli Jews?
Is this why American Jewish Lawmakers are voting contrary to Jewish and Israeli interests. In addition The Haredi and their small minor Political party “United Torah Judaism” are bending the major parties over the desk to get everything on their wish list. What the two major Israeli political parties have to do is shun them as they do the Arab Israeli parties when forming a government. Whether the Israeli population realizes it the American Jewish Community is directly responsible for the most generous foreign aid package that Israel receives and keeps its that way voting Pro Israel Politicians..Thou the American Jewish Community doesn’t put it’s life on the line by serving in the IDF it plays a vital role in the safeguarding of Isreal..Do not alienate American Jews.
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