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...