Michael, Before you start telling people Israel doesn't need American money, you should probably look around Israel at all the good that comes from American Jewish Community support. Of course Israel needs more American Jews to come to visit or even stay, but that shouldn't mean the needs are going away. Don't be too proud to recognize that Israel still has people and programs that need help. It would be unthinkable for an American College/University to stop soliciting donations from its Alumni. There will always be needs in Israel that can use the financial support from abroad. Please don't continue your ALL CAP statements until you really think through who will be affected. Israel does need financial support from the American Jewish people. Maybe you don't, and that is great, but there are others that do need help. Israel needs Jewish people from around the world to come and connect with the people and land of Israel. We will always need to take care of each other and our home.
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