Israel in the Mind of American Jews

By Charles S. Liebman

Bar-Ilan University Press, 1991

While it is well established that American Jews have strong feelings in favor of Israel, the author contends that less attention is paid to the question of what the specific content of American Jews' Israel-related ideology is. The author analyzes the specific nature and roots of American Jews' feelings about Israel, and contrasts American Zionism to Israeli Zionism. He asserts that American Jews do not see Israel as central to Judaism the way Israelis do. Copyright Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Topic: Political Behavior, Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Israel Attachment, Israel's Impact on American Jewry, Politics, Zionism

Name of Publication: Israel and Diaspora Jewry: Ideological and Political Perspectives

Editor: Eliezer Don-Yehiha

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Liebman, Charles S. Israel in the Mind of American Jews. Israel and Diaspora Jewry: Ideological and Political Perspectives. Bar-Ilan University Press. 1991:


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