The Only Way U.S. Jews Can Celebrate Israel's Independence Day With a Clear Conscience

The breakdown of democratic norms you fear in Trump's America is far more advanced in Israel. We Israelis need your vocal - and financial - support to confront a creeping autocracy

Don Futterman
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Don Futterman

Over the past century, while millions of Jews were victimized by oppressive regimes, American Jews stayed safe and prospered. Thus American Jews know first-hand that only when minorities are shielded from the tyranny of the majority, only when society protects its most vulnerable members, including those seen as different and even despised by some other citizens, only then can democracy flourish.