Is Israel Alienating American Jews, or Are American Jews Alienating Israelis?

When the Israeli cabinet froze a plan, approved last year, to designate a space for mixed-sex prayer at the Western Wall, a great many saw in this a rejection of American Jewry by the Jewish state. Evelyn Gordon argues that the rejection may be mutual:

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More about: American Jewry, Israel & Zionism, Israel and the Diaspora, Western Wall

By Restoring Funding to UNRWA, the U.S. Is Ensuring That the Israel-Palestinian Conflict Continues

Last week, the White House announced its plan to resume funding of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)—which had ceased in 2018—to the tune of $150 million per year. UNRWA, unlike the UN organization that cares for refugees from every other conflict the world over, does not seek to resettle its charges or to integrate them into the countries where they live, but instead keeps them and their descendants refugees in perpetuity. While the administration justified its decision as “a means to advance a negotiated two-state solution,” Einat Wilf argues that it will do nothing of the sort:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Two-State Solution, U.S. Foreign policy, UNRWA