Diasporan Jews regain their identity separate from Israel they will always be considered 'the second column'. Case in point, the ADL, a Jewish American organization, interviewing Hagel concerning his views on Israel. Never has any of the major Jewish lobbying groups come forward to express an 'America first' attitude when discussing Israel. Israel's interests are always supreme even to the detriment of the US. In the modern context, Zionism is Judaism and Judaism is Zionism and Zionism is what the Israeli government determines it to be. If Diasporan Jews do not sufficiently divorce themselves from 'Israel is Judaism', they will all share the bitter fruit of current Israeli policies.
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