Not Just Millennials: These Older U.S. Jews Are Disillusioned by Israel Too

The media may have focused on young American Jews’ disconnect from Israel, but a growing number of older U.S. Jews tell Haaretz they have also become alienated from a government that doesn't share their liberal values

Dina Kraft
Dina Kraft
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Richard Taub can vividly recall his grandfather shaking a blue and white box on his Brooklyn porch back in the mid-1940s, not letting family members leave until they had contributed to the Zionist cause.

“I came from a family where the sense that Israel was ‘our place’ was very strong,” says Taub, now 81 and recently retired as a public policy professor at the University of Chicago.