By Ofira Seliktar

The courting among Israel, American Jews, and the peace procedure has been a subject matter of passionate debate between students, political activists, and lay observers alike. This booklet is the 1st rigorous try to chart the influence of the peace method at the American Jewish neighborhood and its courting with Israel, as mediated by way of the altering id wishes of yankee Jews. total, the trajectory of this courting has been from a large consensus of aid for Israeli international coverage, towards expanding polarization.

On one part is the peace camp composed mostly of these whose Jewish-American identification is predicated on a religious-universalistic definition of Judaism; at the different, those that establish as nationalistic, or orthodox in spiritual phrases, and aid a hard-line imaginative and prescient of better Israel. The acrimony among the 2, mixed with demographic swap, has undermined Israel as an emblem of Jewish id in the USA, and impeded potent lobbying for Israel.

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