It's Not "Gaslighting" to Say that American Jews Are Moving Away from Israel

The trend is disturbing, no doubt. But owning up to it is better than staying in your own comforting reality.

An anti-Israel rally on June 11, 2021 in midtown Manhattan. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images.

An anti-Israel rally on June 11, 2021 in midtown Manhattan. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images.

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Aug. 19 2021
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Philologos, the renowned Jewish-language columnist, appears twice a month in Mosaic. Questions for him may be sent to his email address by clicking here.

“Jews Gaslighting Jews” was the headline given a July 22 report by Dr. Alex Joffe of Bar-Ilan University’s BESA (Begin-Sadat) Center for Strategic Studies. The piece dealt with a “National Survey of Jewish Voters” released a week previously by GBAO Strategies, a Washington research institute.

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