The GA's 'We Need to Talk' Slogan Is a Desperate Plea to Save Israel-U.S. Jewish Ties

Their problematic relationship is a casualty of the culture wars sparked by the presidencies of Obama and Trump

Chemi Shalev
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Chemi Shalev

This year’s General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) has already created more of a ruckus than any GA in recent memory – before it even started. The phrase “We need to talk,” which adorns the invitation to the GA and its slogan, carries a loaded punch. In today's popular culture, as Urban Dictionary says, “We need to talk” is “The preamble to the discussion that is generally followed by the ending of a relationship.”