"I would like to suggest to American Jews and your Israeli friends that you do not disengage, but rather that you work to convert AIPAC and affiliated organizations into more liberal forces for peace in the region." - Peace Train The governments of Israel, and AIPAC, have from the 1980s on have been most cooperative with the right wing in America. The more right-wing the American government, the more Israel and AIPAC helped them. Thus, Israel and AIPAC have been acting contrary to the political interests of most American Jews. The "who is a Jew" controversy has essentially declared most American Jews as "not really Jewish" and on top of that the right in Israel often chastises them for being in America and not Israel. I can understand how many folks here are vexed by the relationship.
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from the article: Rethinking Jewish American deterrence