American Jews do care about Israel


In an interview that aired last month with Israeli journalist Barak Ravid, former President Donald Trump said that “the Jewish people in the United States either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel.”

His comment indicated a mistaken interpretation of the low support (30 percent) for him among American Jews in the 2020 election. A 2019 Gallup survey showed this not to be the case, however. According to Gallup senior scientist Frank Newport, “[A]bout nine in 10 American Jews are more sympathetic to Israel than to the Palestinians (that compares to about six in 10 of all Americans). Additionally, 95 percent of Jews have favorable views of Israel, while 10 percent have favorable views of the Palestinian Authority … significantly more pro-Israel than the overall national averages of 71 percent favorable views of Israel and 21 percent…

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