...the current events going on in Israel because so many of their actions influence US foreign policy in the Middle East. When I read about the Ministry of Absorbtion's ad campaign in the US, I understood completely what they were trying to do and baffled by the Jewish response. It is very common for countries to attempt to lure their ex-pats back to their motherland. Brain power is a terrible thing to waste on someone else's economy. So why was everyone so upset? When I watched the ads I realized that The Ministry of Absorbtion was playing the "guilt card", and this is what probably upset most Jews, and it was then that I also realized how often Israel uses guilt as leverage in gaining world support for its domestic and foreign policies.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
from the article: Israelis lost sight of a meaningful Jewish identity in the Diaspora