Settlements threaten American Jews' connection with Israel
The disconnection that mainstream U.S. Jews feel towards the Jewish state is driven by the settlement movement , the NRA of Israel, which continues its fanatic, unrelenting drive to expand into every corner of the territories. The only way to re-engage U.S. Jews and Israel is for the Israeli government to stand up to the settlers - now.
I spoke a few weeks ago with someone who works with American Jewish organizations in planning programs for their meetings and conventions. “Israel is out,” he told me. The demand for speakers about Israel or from Israel has dropped dramatically over the last decade. American Jews are simply interested in other things.