January 2016

Why American Jews Care About Israel So Much

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We rarely see people exert so much worry and concern for a country they came from as Jews do about Israel. Even more is the surprising length of time that Jews spent out of Israel (2000 years) and still care very much about what happens there. In America it is normal to see people have pride inĀ their Mexican, Irish or Italian heritage while knowing very little of what goes on in the country of their ancestorsĀ and caring very little about American policy towards a place where their parents or grandparents came from, let alone the family that is two Millenia ago. But there are profound differences between Jews and Irish and Israel and Italy that I want to speak about that might make this more understood.

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