The Shocking Decline of Religion in the U.S.

April 8 2021

An old East European Jewish proverb states that, if you’re riding in a wagon driven by a Gentile and he doesn’t cross himself when you pass by a church, you should get out. The message is that in a society where Jews are vulnerable, a lack of religious faith only makes them more so. While Jews are more secure in America than their European compatriots of yesteryear, perhaps they should be no less troubled by some recent poll data, which Bryan Walsh describes:

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How Israel Can Readjust Its Diplomacy for a Changing Europe

In recent years, Jerusalem has developed good relations with a group of Central European countries that have proved far more sympathetic than those of the West, and whose governments have sometimes stopped the European Union from issuing anti-Israel statements. But Europe, both East and West, is now in a state of political flux, and this approach may soon be obsolete. Emmanuel Navon proposes a new direction for Jewish state that capitalizes on its economic ties with Western Europe. Take, for instance, post-Angela Merkel Germany:

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More about: Emmanuel Macron, Europe and Israel, European Union, Germany, Israel diplomacy