Whatever happens after Tuesday's elections, American Jews won’t abandon Israel
The coming American Jewish estrangement from Israel is a myth. What actually happens in Israel is much less important to most American Jews than what it stands for in their hearts and minds. But that also means there's no U.S. Jewish leverage on Israelis not to vote the far right into office.
There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the probable outcome of next week’s Knesset elections. The health of Israeli democracy, the relations between Jews and Arabs in the country, Israel’s international standing, and, above all, the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, could all be seriously damaged by Likud-Beiteinu’s likely victory and the formation of an even more...
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