WATCH: Jeremy Ben-Ami: Israeli Gov’t Driving Away Liberal American Jews

J Street founder and chairman discusses Israeli isolation in the wake of failed peace talks, the U.S. as a peace mediator and the source of disconnect between young, liberal U.S. Jews and the Jewish homeland.

Aimee Amiga
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J Street's Jeremy Ben-Ami, center, joins Peter Beinart, second right, on a panel discussion at Haaretz's Israeli Conference on Peace, Tel Aviv, July 8, 2014.Credit: Moti Milrod
Aimee Amiga

The ‘occupation’ and ‘racist’ policies of the Israeli government are causing young liberal Jews to disconnect from the Jewish homeland, as such policies don’t reflect what they believe are Jewish values, J Street founder tells Haaretz at the Israel Conference for Peace.